Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez works against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 21, 2021, in Denver. Marquez will pitch for Colorado Thursday against the New York Mets. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies (19-30, fourth in the NL West) vs. New York Mets (22-20, first in the NL East)

Flushing, Queens; Thursday, 12:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: German Marquez (3-4, 4.82 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 56 strikeouts). Mets: Marcus Stroman (3-4, 2.75 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 43 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: New York and Colorado will square off on Thursday.

The Mets are 12-5 on their home turf. New York hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .305 this season, led by Michael Conforto with a mark of .356.

The Rockies have gone 3-18 away from home. The Colorado offense has compiled a .240 batting average as a team this season, good for tenth in the National League. C.J. Cron leads the team with a mark of .282.

The Mets won the last meeting 3-1. Miguel Castro notched his first victory and Tomas Nido went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for New York. Chi Chi Gonzalez took his third loss for Colorado.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jonathan Villar is second on the Mets with four home runs and is slugging .384.

Ryan McMahon leads the Rockies with 13 home runs and has 31 RBIs.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 4-6, .192 batting average, 4.26 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Rockies: 4-6, .201 batting average, 3.39 ERA, outscored by six runs

INJURIES: Mets: Jordan Yamamoto: (shoulder), Johneshwy Fargas: (shoulder), J.D. Davis: (hand), Luis Guillorme: (oblique), Jose Martinez: (knee), Jeff McNeil: (hamstring), Albert Almora Jr.: (shoulder), Michael Conforto: (hamstring), Brandon Nimmo: (finger), Taijuan Walker: (back), Kevin Pillar: (face), Dellin Betances: (right shoulder), Carlos Carrasco: (hamstring), Tommy Hunter: (back), Seth Lugo: (elbow), Noah Syndergaard: (elbow), Pete Alonso: (hand).

Rockies: Scott Oberg: (blood clots), Peter Lambert: (elbow), Ben Bowden: (left shoulder), Chris Owings: (left thumb), Matt Adams: (shin).

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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