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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Thursday's Mets-Rockies lineup

By Adam Rubin

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.

Mets
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

Rockies
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.