RAIN GAMES The Mets' meteorological abilities will again be a focus a day after an embarrassing snafu Sunday that drew criticism from New York right-hander Marcus Stroman. The club pushed ahead with a 1:10 p.m. start against Miami despite wet conditions in Queens, and umpires delayed and then postponed the game after Stroman threw just nine pitches.
Conforto can use it, just watching a couple lefties in front of him and seeing how they’re approaching those lefties,” manager Luis Rojas said. They’re not necessarily the same hitter, but he can see the mix that the opposing pitcher has for those lefties in front of him. So I think he can benefit from that.
The Mets’ afternoon game against the Marlins today was suspended due to a steady rain, continuing the Mets stop-and-start stretch to begin to the 2021 campaign. The game will be made up as a part of a split doubleheader on August 31st, according to the team. The first game of the doubleheader will be a full nine inning game, with the second game following the seven inning rules that date back to last season.