Mets-Pirates rained out, split doubleheader for Wednesday

The Labor Day game between the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates has been postponed due to rain

ByThe Associated Press
September 5, 2022, 12:47 PM

PITTSBURGH -- The game between the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates scheduled for Monday afternoon has been postponed due to rain.

The teams will play a split doubleheader Wednesday. The first game will be played at 12:35 p.m., with the second game set for 6:35 p.m.

The unexpected day off gives the NL East-leading Mets a chance to take a breath following consecutive losses to Washington over the weekend that allowed Atlanta to trim New York's lead to just one game with a month to go.

Both teams decided to push their scheduled starting pitchers for Monday and Tuesday back a day.

New York's Taijuan Walker (10-3, 3.45 ERA) will now face Pittsburgh's Mitch Keller (4-10, 4.43) on Tuesday.

New York ace Jacob deGrom (4-1, 1.98), who was originally scheduled to start Tuesday, will now start one of the two games Wednesday. Chris Bassitt (12-7, 3.32) will start the other game. There was no immediate decision on what order the pitchers will throw.

Pittsburgh will start Bryse Wilson (2-8, 6.12) and Yohan Oviedo (2-1, 2.86) in some order on Wednesday.

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