The Mets rained against the Pirates on July 8 – .

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The Mets rained against the Pirates on July 8 – .


NEW YORK – Hardly a week goes by without postponement for the Mets, who have suffered almost constant weather problems throughout this season. Their last postponement came on Thursday, when heavy rains prevented them from playing their scheduled game against the Pirates at Citi Field. The teams will form in a dual, single-entry program that begins at 4:10 p.m. ET on Saturday.

The seven-set doubles program will be the Mets’ 10th this season, making them the first team since 1978 to have so many before the All-Star break. The Mets are expected to play at least 13 doubles this season, resulting in the loss of 52 regulation innings – the equivalent of nearly six full games.

While it disrupted their schedule, the loss of innings also helped the Mets avoid overloading their pitchers.

“It’s an interesting way to look at it,” manager Luis Rojas said. “I praise the decision of the seven-innings doubles program, to have the baseball ones. I think they are working very well.

Only tickets for the match originally scheduled for 4:10 p.m. on Saturday will be valid for the doubles program. Fans holding tickets for Thursday’s game can either redeem them for a comparably priced ticket to another 2021 game (except the Subway series from September 10-12) or use them as credit towards one game. at a higher price. Complete ticketing information is available at Mets.com/Rain.

The Mets plan to fend off Thursday’s starting pitcher Taijuan Walker one day to start Friday. Marcus Stroman will also set back one day to start Game 1 of Saturday’s doubles program, followed by Tylor Megill in the nightcap. The Mets have yet to decide who will pitch on Sunday; it could be Jacob deGrom, if he feels able to get back on a short rest.

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