Unsurprisingly, tonight’s game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves has been postponed due to inclement weather. No makeup date has been announced, but the game will not be made up as a doubleheader this weekend.
The Memorial Day weekend forecast in New York and the surrounding areas has been uncharacteristically gloomy, with heavy rain predicted beginning tonight. The area is expected to get rain straight through Sunday, although the current forecast does make it seem as if there should be rain-free windows to get the Saturday and Sunday games in. The Mets will (try to) play the Braves tomorrow night at 7:15pm ET on FOX, and then again on Sunday at 7:08pm ET on ESPN.
Mother Nature has wreaked havoc on the Mets’ schedule this season. This is already the team’s tenth postponement or suspension in 2021, and the calendar hasn’t hit June. This postponement is almost a welcome one, as the club is missing a number of critical players due to injuries. Luis Rojas hinted that this game would be made up as a doubleheader on July 26, 27, or 28, which should hopefully give most of his players enough time to recover from their injuries and return to the club.
Taijuan Walker will make his return from the injured list to start tomorrow. The club has not yet revealed who will start on Sunday. David Peterson was scheduled to pitch on Saturday, but Sunday was Jacob deGrom’s scheduled start date, though the team could choose to give him an extra day of rest as he works his way back to full strength following his injury.