The game between the host New York Mets and Atlanta Braves was postponed Friday due to inclement weather.
No makeup date was announced. Mets manager Luis Rojas told reporters that the teams will look to add a doubleheader to a four-game series July 26-29 as a makeup for Friday.
With rainy weather forecast for the East Coast through the weekend, it might not be the only Braves-Mets game impacted over the weekend.
“We’ve just got to get ready to play a game tomorrow,” Rojas said. “These are very important games. All games are important, but you’re facing your division rivals. You’ve got to prepare. These are the teams you see the most, so it’s a constant battle. For me, it’s 100 percent right now until they tell us we can’t play.”
Friday marks the 10th Mets’ game postponed this season. Seven were due to weather (six full postponements and one early-game weather suspension in a game against the Marlins) and three were due to an opponent, the Washington Nationals, having an early-season spate of positive COVID-19 tests.
The National League East rivals are scheduled to play on national TV for the rest of their series: Saturday night at 7:15 p.m. ET on Fox followed by “Sunday Night Baseball” on ESPN.
Rojas said the Mets plan to start Taijuan Walker on Saturday, but they would require a corresponding move to activate Walker off the 10-day injured list. Walker last pitched May 17 against Atlanta and left after three innings due to left side tightness.
New York would pitch either Jacob deGrom or David Peterson on Sunday, Rojas said.
–Field Level Media