The Miami Marlins expected to play two against the New York Mets on Wednesday.
That didn’t happen.
For the third time in four days, inclement weather impacted the Marlins’ schedule. A more than five-hour weather delay will limit the Marlins and Mets to just one of their two games on Wednesday night, with the game scheduled for a 9:45 p.m. start.
The teams will attempt the doubleheader, which was caused by the postponement of what was supposed to be the series opener on Monday, again on Thursday. Game 1 is slated for a 3:10 p.m. first pitch, with the second game starting 20 minutes following the conclusion of the first game.
Thursday’s forecast calls for less than a 25-percent chance of rain at Citi Field throughout the day.
Wednesday’s first game at Citi Field was initially scheduled for a 4:10 p.m. first pitch.
But at 3:45 p.m., the Mets grounds crew began rolling the tarp over the infield as a light rain started to fall. The weather remained steady for more than five hours before officials decided a game could be played. The tarp was removed at 9:03 p.m.
The Marlins won the first game of the series against the Mets 5-3 on Tuesday.
Miami’s series finale against Pittsburgh on Sunday was also called off and is tentatively rescheduled for Oct. 1, but it likely won’t be played once the Pirates are eliminated from the playoff picture. This means Marlins will likely play 161 games for only the fourth time in a non-strike season. They also played 161 in 2000, 2008 and 2016.