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Army of shovels, workers bring green back to Coors Field

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DENVER — Staff at Coors Field rushed to remove up to 10 inches of snow that fell overnight for a scheduled double-header against the New York Mets.

The first of two games against the Mets started around 3:10 p.m., about two hours late.

According to a tweet from the Colorado Rockies, a crew of more than 25 worked to clear the field. About 50 people cleared the stands and dusted off seats.

Around noon, the green at Coors field began to emerge again.

However it’s not clear how long field crews will be able to keep it that way. Snow is expected to start falling again Tuesday afternoon and evening. The metro area could get an additional 2 to 5 inches of snow by Wednesday morning.

The Rockies were supposed to play the first of four games against the Mets Monday night but the game was postponed because of snow.

MLB tweeted out a montage photo of crews shoveling snow off a giant tarp used to protect the dirt portions of the field Tuesday morning.

Dominican righty Juan Nicasio meets the Mets for the first time in his 27th career start for the first game.  Fans who had tickets to Monday night’s game can use them on Tuesday for the first game.

The second game will start right after the first.  Jeff Francis will open for the Rockies.

This is the second straight postponement for the Mets. Snowy conditions in Minneapolis on Sunday forced the game against the Twins to be called off.