As another game melted because the snow would not, Collin Cowgill sat at his locker in the Coors Field clubhouse, his hair tucked beneath a blue-and-orange skull cap.

Outside the clubhouse, the field looked like a scene from a snow globe. Inside the clubhouse, Cowgill tried to dismiss the disadvantages of playing baseball in subfreezing temperatures.

"It affects everyone," Cowgill said a few minutes before the Mets and Rockies were officially snowed out Monday. "Not just hitters, not just pitchers. … The elements are tough to play in. You feel a little bit slower. But everybody has to play in it, so when the playing field is just as level, you’ve just got to find a way to stay warm, be ready to hit."

These twin winter washouts could be a masked blessing for Cowgill. The 26-year-old outfielder was the feel-good story of opening day. He went 2-for-4 with a double and grand slam as the Mets beat the Padres, 11-2.

Fifteen days have passed. Cowgill has had as many hits during those 15 days as he did during his first afternoon as a Mets outfielder.

"It’s just the way baseball is," Cowgill said. "A couple hits here and there, a couple balls fall in, a couple balls don’t …

"I hate going out there looking at batting averages and statistics. I really care about winning baseball games. And as long as we’re doing that, that other stuff doesn’t bother me. That other stuff will take care of itself."

Cowgill’s batting average and on-base percentage are identical; they share an unsightly three-digit number (.148). This rough patch – combined with Jordany Valdespin’s torrid start (.381 in 21 at-bats) – appears to have cost Cowgill some playing time. It was Valdespin, not Cowgill, who was scheduled to start in center before Monday’s game was postponed.