Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Mets-Marlins Postponed Tuesday Night - Doubleheader Wednesday

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.

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