The Mets’ afternoon game against the Marlins today was suspended due to a steady rain, continuing the Mets stop-and-start stretch to begin to the 2021 campaign. The game will be made up as a part of a split doubleheader on August 31st, according to the team. The first game of the doubleheader will be a full nine inning game, with the second game following the seven inning rules that date back to last season.
The game, which started amidst an already steady rainfall, saw starter Marcus Stroman surrender a lead off single to Corey Dickerson, and get Starling Marte to fly out, before rather obviously unplayable conditions forced the umpires to call for the tarp. The suspended game will pick up from there, with a runner on for the Marlins with one out in the top of the first. It is unclear when Stroman will pitch next since he did start this game, but Luis Rojas noted that David Peterson and Taijuan Walker will pitch the team’s next two games, with Jacob deGrom starting on Thursday.
The Mets will look to get back to .500 tomorrow against the Phillies at Citi Field.