The Miami Marlins’ series opener at the New York Mets on Friday night was postponed because of rain. The game was rescheduled as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Sept. 14 at 4:10 p.m.
It was easily determined whether Andy Pettitte or rookie David Phelps would pitch the first game or the nightcap. “Andy, you kind of give (Andy) his choice,” said manager Joe Girardi.
After 19 straight days of games, some extra time off for the Mets — losers of four straight — doesn’t look so bad.
Tuesday night’s game in New York was postponed by rain and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Thursday, giving the rolling Rockies a rest on the road and the Mets a rainy, if temporary, reprieve.
The Yankees will keep A.J. Burnett on schedule to pitch Thursday after Wednesday’s rainout. Freddy Garcia’s first start with his new team will be pushed back to next week. “It’s hard, because Freddy is going to go a while before he gets a start,” manager Joe Girardi said.