Tonight’s game between the Mets and the Yankees has been postponed due to heavy downpours rolling through the Bronx. The game will be made up as part of a split admission doubleheader on Sunday. Both games will be seven inning affairs, with the first game starting at 2:05 p.m. and the evening contest airing on ESPN at 7:08 p.m.
The weather forecast looks messy for tomorrow as well, which means the two teams could be staring down their second consecutive rain out. For the Yankees, that would be three consecutive games washed away by Mother Nature. For now, the plan is for the Mets to pitch Taijuan Walker tomorrow, with Marcus Stroman and Tylor Megill each taking one game in the doubleheader. This will be the Mets’ eighth doubleheader in 2021. So far, they have swept two of their doubleheaders and split the other five.
The Mets are coming off a string of 16 consecutive games against NL East opponents, which included three single-admission doubleheaders against each of their three closest foes in the standings. During that stretch, they lost 10 out of 16, as their lead in the division shrunk to two in the NL East. The Mets have only had one off day since June 24, so a rain out could finally provide the club with some rest. Prior to today’s game, the Mets also announced the return of several injured players, including Brandon Nimmo and Jeurys Familia.