One night after boos rained down upon them in Atlanta, the Phillies were rained out in New York.
Instead of playing the opener of a four-game series Monday night at Citi Field, the Phillies and Mets will play two seven-inning games beginning at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday. The teams are scheduled to play at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday and 12:10 p.m. Thursday.
Chase Anderson and Aaron Nola are scheduled to start the first and second games of the doubleheader, respectively. The Mets will counter with Taijuan Walker and Marcus Stroman, who wasn’t previously scheduled to pitch in the series.
Zack Wheeler and Zach Eflin are scheduled to pitch Wednesday and Thursday for the Phillies against Mets lefty David Peterson and ace Jacob deGrom, though there’s rain in the forecast for Thursday.
The Phillies are coming off a sweep-salvaging 7-6 victory Sunday night in Atlanta that was decided by a controversial play at the plate. A video review upheld a call on the field that Alec Bohm slid in ahead of a tag from Braves catcher Travis d’Arnaud, even though replays showed that Bohm may have never touched the plate.
Last week, the Phillies took two of three games from the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets have had five games postponed in the first 12 days of the season, including a three-game season-opening series in Washington after the Nationals had a COVID-19 outbreak.