After a week of terrible Mets news and terrible Mets play, tonight we were treated to some familiar terrible Mets weather luck. Following an extended rain delay which began in the middle of the top of the second, the Mets-Nationals game was suspended until tomorrow. The game will pick up where it left off—the top of the second with the Nationals holding a 3-1 lead and with a runner on first—at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, and the originally scheduled game will follow the first game’s conclusion (the latter game will also be a seven inning affair).
The Mets made the curious decision to begin tonight’s game despite the rain that was in the forecast. And indeed, after a rough first inning in which starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco gave up a three-run homer to Juan Soto, the heavens did open, and it quickly became clear that it would be difficult to resume play. Following the news of the game being suspended, Luis Rojas indicated that he would use Drew Smith out of the bullpen to pick up where the game left off tomorrow, and Marcus Stroman will stay on schedule by starting the evening game.