NEW YORK (AP) – The game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets scheduled for Monday night has been postponed due to rain in the forecast and will be made up in a single admission double game on Tuesday at Citi Field.
The first match kicks off at 3:10 p.m., with the final drink to follow 30-40 minutes after the end of the first match.
The teams are set to play a four-game series — their first meeting since entering a bench clearance brawl last month in St. Louis.
With severe thunderstorms expected in the evening, the game was postponed just over 3.5 hours before it was supposed to start.
“With extreme weather conditions in the area, we are thinking of everyone’s safety, therefore tonight’s game has been postponed,” the Mets said on Twitter.
Miles Mikolas (3-1, 1.49 ERA) was expected to pitch for the Cardinals, who arrived in New York after a 15-6 loss to the San Francisco Giants at home on Sunday night.
The Mets were expected to beat longman Trevor Williams (0-2, 5.73) for a start in place of the injured Tylor Megill.
The team said Williams and fellow right-hander Taijuan Walker (1-0, 3.00 ERA) will start on Tuesday, with the order to be announced.
Walker and former Mets left-hander Steven Matz (3-3, 6.40) were the scheduled starters Tuesday night before Monday’s game was canceled.
New York lost 8-7 at home to Seattle on Sunday, dropping two of three to the Mariners over the weekend for its first series loss this season. The Mets entered Monday with the best record in the National League at 23-13.
Tuesday will mark the Mets’ fourth doubleheader this year. They swept the Giants on April 19 and the Atlanta Braves on May 3, both at home, before parting ways with a twinbill in Philadelphia on May 8.
This will be the first double of this season for the Cardinals (19-15).
New York won two of three games at St. Louis from April 25-27.