MIA-NYM Wed. game postponed to Sept. 28

September 1st, 2021

NEW YORK -- Back in April, the Mets tried to start a game despite rain in the forecast. They wound up suspending it after two batters and weren’t able to make it up until Tuesday.

This time, they weren’t going to take the same risk.

With remnants of Hurricane Ida threatening to dump significant rain on the tri-state area on Wednesday, the Mets postponed that night’s game against the Marlins a full day in advance. The teams will make up the game as part of a single-admission doubleheader at Citi Field beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sept. 28. That will be the Mets’ 15th and (likely) final doubleheader of the season -- their most since 1979. For the Marlins, it will be merely their third.

The storm is forecasted to hit New York City early Wednesday morning, with rain and high winds continuing throughout the day and into Thursday.

As a result of the rainout, the Mets plan to push everyone in their rotation back a day, setting up Carlos Carrasco to pitch Thursday’s series finale against the Marlins. Fellow right-hander Zach Thompson had been scheduled to start Wednesday for Miami, with ace Sandy Alcantara slated for Thursday. But following Tuesday’s games, manager Don Mattingly said a decision hadn’t been made on whether the rotation would remain in turn.

“I just heard after the game was over, and you know how long it took me to get here, so I haven’t had too much chance to walk through that with [pitching coach Mel [Stottlemyre Jr.] and [general manager Kim Ng] and the group, so we'll have to look at it, see what it looks like,” Mattingly said. “We heard thoughts of cancellation but didn’t know if it meant two on Thursday. It doesn't look like that's the case. We’ll look at it and see where we’re at.”

Fans with tickets to Wednesday’s originally scheduled game may not use them for the Sept. 28 makeup. Instead, they will receive vouchers redeemable for any comparably priced game from now through June 2022 (except Opening Day and the Subway Series). Full details are available at Mets.com/Rain.