• Don Baylor, who managed the Rockies from their 1993 inception through 1998, will be inducted in the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame at a banquet Thursday night. Baylor is the D-backs' hitting coach. Arizona will open a weekend series at Coors Field with the Rockies on Friday.
• DJ LeMahieu is playing shortstop regularly at Triple-A Colorado Springs to get him more experience at that position. With the Rockies last year, he played 67 games at second base, nine at third base and two at shortstop. Third baseman Nolan Arenado, the Rockies' top prospect, is playing that position at Colorado Springs, and Charlie Culberson, who has strictly played second base since 2010, is the regular at that position. Weiss said, "All that's a factor, but the biggest factor is we want DJ to get some time at short."
• It was 28 degrees when Thursday's game began, with a wind chill of 23. The 28 degrees ties the franchise record for the coldest temp at first pitch. It was also 28 degrees on April 12, 1997, against Montreal, and that, too, was a day game.
• Wednesday's postponed game between the Mets and Rockies at Coors Field has been rescheduled for June 27 at 4:10 p.m. MT.