After nearly four hours of waiting due to a rain delay, MLB suspended metsCitizens match on Saturday. The match will be played as part of a split doubleheader on Sunday.
Continuing Game 1, which was on top of the third inning with New York down 1-0 but with runners on second and third with one out and Brandon Nemo At the plate, it will start at 12:35 PM, followed by the second game at 4:35 PM
Asked if the field was not playable, even after four hours, manager Buck Showalter He said it was. He also thanked the stadium staff for doing their best to try and get the stadium ready for the game.
And he said, “Yes. Yes, it was. Believe me, we all wanted to play. Obviously, nobody wants to play a split header.”
It’s still not clear who will be presenting the rest of Game 1, which is a game Joey Lucchesi started, allowing one earned run in two innings. However, Showalter said so Max Scherzer The second game will start. It will be Scherzer’s first start since May 3.
As for how to deal with the delay and final comment, SNY play-by-play broadcaster Gary Cohen He did not seem pleased with the decision and was surprised by the decision to make Sunday’s matches a doubleheader.
“This is unprecedented for completing a pending portion of a double-headed game,” Cohen said.
He added, “It’s really a disgraceful episode on the part of Major League Baseball to allow that to happen and then come to that kind of decision to charge the fans twice tomorrow instead of playing right as the pending game ends.”