After a 4-2 road-trip the New York Mets return home to Citi Field to take on Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies.

By Robby Sabo

New York Mets Return Home, Welcome In RockiesHow ironic is it that former Colorado Rockies outfielder, Michael Cuddyer, returns to the New York Mets lineup the day return home and welcome in his former team?

Very ironic if you ask me.

Nevertheless, Cuddyer is back in Mets uniform, though won’t be in the starting lineup. That distinction will go to rookie Michael Conforto, who was kept around the big club in favor of Eric Campbell being demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Terry Collins is sticking to his new-found philosophy of playing the guys that are hitting.

Lefty Jon Niese (6-9, 3.51 ERA) will get the call and square off against highly-touted prospect Jon Gray (0-0, 4.50 ERA). For Gray this will be his second career MLB start.

After winning seven straight, New York now looks to snap a mini two-game losing streak. First pitch slated for 7:10 PM ET from Queens.

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