NEW YORK – The scheduled game between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets has been postponed because of inclement weather.
The game was called about three hours before it was supposed to start Tuesday night and will be made up at 7:10 p.m. on Thursday, originally an off day for both clubs. The Phillies began the day trailing St. Louis by 3½ games for the second NL wild-card spot, though other teams were in their path.
The rain had stopped on a blustery afternoon at Citi Field, but the forecast called for thunderstorms throughout the night. Across town, the scheduled game between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees also was postponed.
Cole Hamels will pitch Wednesday night for Philadelphia against Mets rookie Matt Harvey, slated to make his final start of the season. The Phillies bumped Tyler Cloyd from Tuesday to Thursday, when he will face fellow rookie Jeremy Hefner.