To paraphrase an excellent baseball man, generally you lose, and generally it rains.
The skidding Mets’ collection opener towards the Nationals was suspended within the prime of the second inning Tuesday evening after an almost two-hour rain delay at Citi Discipline, with the Mets trailing, 3-1.
The sport shall be resumed at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday and be accomplished as a full nine-inning contest. Will probably be adopted by the often scheduled recreation, which now shall be a seven-inning contest.
Carlos Carrasco was tagged for 2 singles adopted by Juan Soto’s three-run house run within the first inning. The Mets recouped one run on consecutive doubles by Pete Alonso (ending his 0-for-21 skid) and Dom Smith within the backside half of the primary.
Carrasco additionally allowed a leadoff single to Riley Adams within the prime of the second earlier than the umpiring crew known as for the tarp. The rain delay lasted one hour and 57 minutes earlier than the suspension was introduced.
Luis Rojas mentioned reliever Drew Smith would have are available in to switch Carrasco to renew Tuesday evening’s recreation if it had been restarted. The supervisor was undecided on who will begin the resumption on Wednesday afternoon, although Rojas mentioned Marcus Stroman will begin the nightcap for the Mets, who’ve misplaced 15 of 24 because the All-Star break to slide to 3rd place within the NL East.