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Start of Nationals-Mets game delayed by rain

Contest has a new start time of 7:45 p.m. ET
MLB.com @AnthonyDiComo

NEW YORK -- Friday's showdown between Noah Syndergaard and Stephen Strasburg will need to wait for Mother Nature to cooperate.

With a light rain falling at Citi Field leading up to Friday's scheduled 7:10 p.m. ET start between the Mets and Nationals, grounds crew members kept the tarp on the field even as first pitch approached. The game is scheduled to start at 7:45, and clearer skies are in the forecast for later Friday night.

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NEW YORK -- Friday's showdown between Noah Syndergaard and Stephen Strasburg will need to wait for Mother Nature to cooperate.

With a light rain falling at Citi Field leading up to Friday's scheduled 7:10 p.m. ET start between the Mets and Nationals, grounds crew members kept the tarp on the field even as first pitch approached. The game is scheduled to start at 7:45, and clearer skies are in the forecast for later Friday night.

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Anthony DiComo has covered the Mets for MLB.com since 2008. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook, and listen to his podcast.

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