Mets-Phillies postponed by rain after 1-hour delay

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies have been rained out after a one-hour rain delay Saturday night.

The game will be made up in Philadelphia on Aug. 16 as a part of a single-admission doubleheader that will start at 4:05 p.m. It will be part of a five-game in four-day series that will include the teams playing on Sunday, Aug. 19, in Williamsport for the Little League Classic.

The Phillies’ grounds crew placed the tarp on the field at Citizens Bank Park a few minutes after the scheduled 7:05 p.m. start time but before a pitch had been thrown because of the foreboding forecast. Thirty minutes later, a heavy line of thunderstorms rolled through the area.

Noah Syndergaard, scheduled to start for the Mets, will now pitch at home against Toronto on Tuesday. New York’s Jacob deGrom will make his scheduled start in the series finale against the Phillies on Sunday.

Philadelphia did not immediately announce whether Saturday’s scheduled starter Zach Eflin or Aaron Nola will go on Sunday.

It is the second postponement between the two teams this year.

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