NEW YORK (AP) – The Mets has actually improved – in the way they handle rainouts.
New York’s final in a four-match series against the Philadelphia Phillies was postponed because it rained on Thursday. Ace Jacob deGrom never heated up for the Mets’ third game washed away in five days, as opposed to Marcus Stroman’s start against Miami last weekend that began in showers and was cut short by the referee after nine fortunes. encourage pitching.
“If there is something uncertain, you will have to be careful,” Mets coach Luis Rojas said on Thursday morning. “We don’t lose any of our pitchers too soon – we don’t want to lose Jake too early in the game. It happened to us on Sunday. We know we made a big mistake there, but we’re paying attention right now.
The Mets are heading to Denver, where their opening match against the Rockies was threatened by a forecast of 2 to 3 inches of snow on Thursday night, followed by an expected in-game temperature of 37 degrees.
“I think we let them know that we are not going to play tomorrow,” said Rojas.
A steady rain starts around 11 a.m. on Thursday and is expected to last all afternoon. Zach Eflin’s deGrom and Philadelphia match was postponed about 50 minutes before 12:10 p.m. EDT.
New York rescheduled the rainout as part of the doubles match on June 25 at 4:10 pm. Both games will be scheduled for seven innings as part of the pandemic rule.
Last Sunday’s match was postponed at 2:10 a.m. and will be resumed as part of the day and night doubles game on August 3. Tuesday Tuesday’s match against the Phillies was raining and formed as part of a doubles game that Mets swept through the next day.
Adding a series of three opening games in Washington that were halted because of the coronavirus outbreak among the National teams, Mets played eight major games in the low-league. They have 16 matches spanning 15 days from June 11 to 25, including a doubles pair.
“I don’t think this will be the first time we have to face something like that,” said Rojas. “Right now we can take advantage of seven inning games when you play a doubles player. It is useful to this rule. “
RHP Carlos Carrasco threw 65 pitches in four innings on Wednesday at Port St. Lucie, Florida, with Rojas tracking on a live feed. Rojas said the next step was for Carrasco to throw five innings, presumably against the batterers. Moved from Cleveland in January with SS Francisco Lindor, Carrasco has been sidelined with elbow pain since spring training. … 3B JD Davis (bruised left hand) can be activated from IL upon eligibility on Saturday. “The pain has been greatly reduced,” said Rojas.
Phillies: Eflin (0-0) was pushed back to Friday’s opener against St. Louis and Carlos Martínez (0-2) replace Matt Moore (0-0), who will kick off on Saturday – a match the Phillies has not announced a warm-up for. Aaron Nola (0-1) starts on Sunday.
Mets: DeGrom (0-1) is postponed to start on Friday, with Joey Lucchesi (0-0) following on Saturday and Stroman (1-0) on Sunday.
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