|The scene on Tuesday evening at Citi Field. Photo by Jason Schott.|
The Mets' game against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night was postponed due to the field conditions after four days of rain that went up until a few hours before the scheduled first pitch.
The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon beginning at 4:10 p.m., with Citi Field gates opening at 3:10 p.m. Game 2 will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.
Tickets for Tuesday's game will not be valid for admission on Wednesday, and they can be exchanges for a ticket comparable in price to one of the final 2023 regular season games or a 2024 regular season home game during March, April, or May, excluding Opening Day, March 28.
A Selection Of Photos As They Attempted To Get The Field Ready For Baseball on Tuesday after they removed the tarp at 4 p.m.:
4:22 p.m.: Mets Manager Buck Showalter and Miami Manager Skip Schumaker examine the conditions at second base.
4:30 p.m.: Showalter and Schumaker examine the shortstop area.
4:55 p.m.: Work commences on the mound and home plate area.
4:59 p.m.: The big fan is behind second base trying to dry that area, while work continues on the mound.
5:19 p.m. (1 of 2): Grounds crew workers start raking the dirt on the left side of the infield.
5:19 p.m. (2 of 2): Drying agent being laid down the first base line, as it's also seen around home plate.
5:24 p.m.: Work continues on the left side of the infield, as dirt added by that indent.
5:32 p.m.: Work on the right side of the infield.
5:42 p.m.: Deep work on the infield dirt as they take off the top layer.
5:43 p.m. (1 of 2): Multiple tractors were used on the dirt on the basepaths by this point.
6:09 p.m.: Another meeting involving Showalter, Schumaker, and Citi Field officials.
6:47 p.m.: Tractors working in tandem trying to dry the basepaths on the right side.
6:52 p.m.: The tractors on the left side, as some special guests from the Armed Forces took their seats in the outfield.
7:02: More work by third base.
7:25 p.m.: Mets third base coach Joey Cora (right of the three in center) gets the update.
7:27 p.m.: Another discussion behind second base.
7:39 p.m.: The work around third base continued.