Thursday's Mets-Rockies lineup

DENVER -- The first-pitch temperature forecast is 30 degrees (with a windchill of 20 degrees), but it's relatively sunny at Coors Field and snow removal is well under way. Lucas Duda, two days after being removed with a stiff back, is out of the lineup. Marlon Byrd gets his first center-field start as a Met.


Jordany Valdespin, lf

Daniel Murphy, 2b

David Wright, 3b

Ike Davis, 1b

John Buck, c

Marlon Byrd, cf

Mike Baxter, rf

Ruben Tejada, ss

Jonathon Niese, lhp


Eric Young, rf

Dexter Fowler, cf

Carlos Gonzalez, lf

Troy Tulowitzki, ss

Wilin Rosario, c

Todd Helton, 1b

Josh Rutledge, 2b

Chris Nelson, 3b

Jon Garland, rhp

Michael Cuddyer (hamstring) was scratched from the Rockies' original lineup.