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Mets, Pirates postponed, will be made up Saturday

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Inclement weather has postponed tonight’s game.

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Tonight’s game between the Mets and the Pirates has been postponed due to heavy rain in Queens. The game will be made up as part of a single admission doubleheader on Saturday. Both games will be seven innings, as is the norm for baseball in 2021. The first game will commence at 4:10 p.m., with the second game beginning not long after the conclusion of the first, with both airing on SNY.

The weather on Saturday currently looks good, with the teams easily being able to get two games in if the forecast stays as is. Tomorrow is a different story, however, as there will be rain in the evening, which could potentially postpone yet another game for the Mets (and while we’re a few days away from Sunday, that also doesn’t look promising). The plan for this evening was to start Taijuan Walker, who is coming off a hot start against the Yankees. The Mets were planning on having Marcus Stroman start tomorrow, but with tonight’s postponement there could be a shakeup in the rotation plans, as has been seen before with the many doubleheaders the Mets have played this season.

This will be the Mets’ tenth doubleheader of the season, and their third one in the last three series. They have swept two doubleheaders and split the other seven. The Mets have played 29 games in the last 26 days, but these rainouts have given the Mets some much needed days of rest, whereas before these many postponements the Mets were going to play the same number of games with only one off day. These rainouts have given the Mets three extra off days, and with the All-Star Break coming up, the Mets should be feeling rested going into the second half of the season.