Marte homers will lead the Mets over the Rockies, 5-1


DENVER (AP) — Sterling Marte has successfully returned to the roster, and the New York food beat the Colorado Rockies 5-1 in the first game of a split doubleheader on Saturday.

Friday’s game was postponed when wintry weather blew over Colorado after temperatures hit 80 degrees on Thursday. The snow continued to fall Saturday morning, but on the first drop the skies cleared and the temperature was 45 degrees.

Game 2 is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. MST.

Carlos Carrasco (4-1) allowed one run on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings and Luis Guillorme had three hits for New York.

Marte was absent from the squad following the death of his grandmother and was reinstated on the mourners list ahead of the match. His first swing of the day went deep into the left field bleachers to give the Mets a 2-0 two-hitter lead in the game.

When he crossed home plate, he looked up and pointed at the sky.

“It’s a difficult situation because it’s one of those things that’s going to be in my mind for a very long time,” Marte said of his grandmother’s passing before the game. “Being with the team is a distraction, but… you have to go through it.”

Patrick Mazeika scored a two-run brace in the second set to extend New York’s lead and Francois LindorRBI’s single in the sixth made it 5-0.

CJ Cron had three hits and German Marquez (1-4) allowed five runs — four earned — in six innings for the Rockies. Colorado has lost nine of its last 11 games.

ON THE ICE

New York third baseman Eduardo Escobar racked up 10 years of major league service and was celebrated by the team, who made a video to mark his milestone. The Mets gave him a bottle of champagne but he won’t open it yet.

“I’ll drink it once we’re champions,” he said ahead of Saturday’s opener.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mets: Manager Buck Showalter says RHP Tylor Megill (right biceps tendinitis) has to come back to New York and he’ll eventually start rehab. … HPR Max Scherzer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. The move is retroactive to Thursday.

Rockies: Enabled OF Kris Bryant (back pain) off the injured list before the game. Bryant had not played since April 25 in Philadelphia. He had a single in four at bats in Game 1.

NEXT

HPR Trevor Williams (0-2, 4.20 ERA) will start Game 2 of the doubleheader for the Mets after Colorado hadn’t announced a starter.