For the second day in a row, the Mets have had a game impacted by the weather. Tonight’s game between the Mets and the Phillies has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up tomorrow as part of a straight doubleheader beginning at 4:10 pm ET at Citi Field. Due to new MLB rules, each game of the doubleheader will be seven innings. Tickets for tonight’s game will not be valid for tomorrow. Instead, ticketholders will receive credit to be used toward a future game.
The Mets have now played just five of their first ten scheduled games over the first twelve days of the MLB season. “But what can you do?” manager Luis Rojas said. “We’ll get to play, and we’re going to play a lot of games.”
While this has been out of Rojas and the Mets’ control, it still has had an impact on the team, especially the rotation. After throwing a handful of pitches before yesterday’s game was called, Marcus Stroman was originally not going to pitch again until Friday, but he is now going to pitch the second game of tomorrow’s doubleheader. Taijuan Walker will pitch the first game. David Peterson—today’s scheduled starter—will now pitch on Wednesday and Jacob deGrom will pitch on Thursday on regular rest.
It is worth noting, however, that Thursday’s weather forecast is also looking quite bad, so we may have to brace ourselves to do this all over again later this week. The one stroke of luck the Mets have had is that all of the games that have been postponed so far have been against divisional opponents with more opportunities to make them up.