As expected, rain has washed out the series finale between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies tonight. The game was called around 1:45 pm, nearly five hours before the scheduled 7:05 pm first pitch at Citizen's Bank Park. This marks the first rainout of the 2014 season for the Mets.
The game will be made up on Monday, June 2nd at 7:05 pm. The date was a scheduled off date for both teams. The game is now tacked on to what will become a marathon five game series in Philadelphia that weekend between the Mets and Phillies. The Mets and Phillies had been scheduled to play a four game set in Philadelphia from May 29th through June 1st. The game now adds to what becomes an 11 game road trip, with stops in Chicago and San Francisco. The lost off day also means the Mets will play 20 straight games from May 20th to June 8th.
The Mets will now get an early jump on their trip to Colorado tonight. The Mets and Colorado Rockies will now kick off a four game series tomorrow night at 8:40 pm at Coors Field. The Mets have not announced their plans for the rotation at this time, but the assumption is that everyone will simply be bumped back a day. That means Bartolo Colon (2-3, 4.50 ERA) would start for the Mets. The Rockies are scheduled to pitch righty Juan Nicasio (2-1, 5.27 ERA).Tags: Baseball, Citizens Bank Park, MLB, New York, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, rain