Mets suspend game vs. Marlins due to rain, rescheduled to Aug. 31 doubleheader

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Francisco Lindor in rain vs. Marlins
Francisco Lindor in rain vs. Marlins

The Mets announced their game against the Marlins was suspended on Sunday due to inclement weather. It has now been pushed to Aug. 31 for a doubleheader with Miami beginning at 1:10 p.m. to resume this game before their original matchup at 7:10 p.m.

Manager Luis Rojas spoke to the media after the call was ultimately made, saying that those making the calls -- the group included both teams, umpires and weather experts -- believed that it would be a lighter rain. That obviously wasn't the case.

“Knowing at the point of the forecast was telling us that it was going to be a lighter rain, mist-like type of rain, we could get the game in starting on time," Rojas explained. "It was the decision to go for it. And we met twice. We met earlier and then met again around noon to go on time.”

Mets starter Marcus Stroman, though, didn't believe that was the right call as he was shaking his head and walking around the mound with pouring rain around him. He tweeted after the delay, saying he was happy no one got hurt in the process of playing a little bit of the first inning.

"This game should have never been started," Stroman wrote on Twitter. "Not smart at all. Those conditions put everyone at risk. Beyond happy no players on either side were injured. Hate that I have to wait another 5 days to pitch again. That’s a miserable feeling. However, #LFGM each and every day! @Mets"

New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman (0) pitches in the first inning against the Miami Marlins prior to a rain delay being called at Citi Field.
New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman (0) pitches in the first inning against the Miami Marlins prior to a rain delay being called at Citi Field.

Rojas said he didn't know if Stroman will pitch soon since he was barely breaking a sweat on Sunday, though Stroman seemed to believe he would pitch after his normal five days.

“We don’t know that. We came out ready to burn him today," Rojas said. "We don’t have to come back out and play today. Unfortunately, we never want to do that to Stro. The decision was made because we felt like we were going to play the game. We were going to be able to use Stro for the distance. We’ll see in the next few days what his response is — to come back early or do his five days.

“I’m aware he tweeted. That’s how Stro is. He’s outspoken, open talking and says what he feels. He did not share anything this morning. He gets ready to compete.”

For now, the Mets' plan is to keep going with the rotation of David Peterson on Monday against the Phillies followed by Taijuan Walker on Tuesday. A Wednesday starter has not been named, and Jacob deGrom gets his third start of the year on Thursday.

As for the Marlins doubleheader, a nine-inning game will be played in the first one followed by a seven-inning night contest on Aug. 31.