Marlins-Mets doubleheader bumped back after 5 1/2 hour delay - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Marlins-Mets doubleheader bumped back after 5 1/2 hour delay

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). Fans wait during a rain delay for the start of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). Fans wait during a rain delay for the start of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in New York.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets and Miami Marlins have bumped their doubleheader back a day after the opener of Wednesday's scheduled twinbill was delayed by rain for 5 hours, 35 minutes.

The teams will play just one game Wednesday night, and then a single-admission doubleheader Thursday starting at 3:10 p.m. They were supposed to play two games Wednesday to make up Monday's rainout, but the weather was once again uncooperative.

Showers fell throughout the day at Citi Field, and it was still misting when Zack Wheeler finally threw the first pitch at 9:45 p.m.

A few hundred fans waited out the delay in the ballpark's covered areas. Many poured back beer or coffee to pass the time. Some others on the suite level napped on couches.

The Mets closed a number of concession stands, and some stadium personnel were dismissed hours before the first pitch.

It could've been worse. The White Sox and Rangers were delayed in Chicago for 7 1/2 hours on Aug. 13, 1990, though it's unclear if that was the longest delay in major league history. That game was finally postponed around 9 p.m.

The Mets are inviting fans with tickets to Wednesday's doubleheader back for any home game from Sept. 25-27 or any Monday-Thursday game next April, excluding opening day.

Game 2 on Thursday will begin about 20 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NationalMore>>

  • US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

    US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

    Friday, September 21 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-09-21 06:09:59 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 3:50 AM EDT2018-09-21 07:50:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Don Ryan). In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 photo, Washington U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is shown at a gathering in Vancouver, Wash.. Democratic incumbent Cantwell has easily won re-election for U.S. Senate in Washington state in previous years b...(AP Photo/Don Ryan). In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 photo, Washington U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is shown at a gathering in Vancouver, Wash.. Democratic incumbent Cantwell has easily won re-election for U.S. Senate in Washington state in previous years b...
    US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP.More >>
    US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP.More >>
  • Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

    Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-09-21 04:10:49 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 3:40 AM EDT2018-09-21 07:40:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Derosier). Pastor Floyd Benfield stands in front of the flood-damaged sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Spring Lake, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Just days before, the flooding Little River had left the church ha...(AP Photo/Alex Derosier). Pastor Floyd Benfield stands in front of the flood-damaged sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Spring Lake, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Just days before, the flooding Little River had left the church ha...
    The crisis from Hurricane Florence is slowly moving to South Carolina along with the trillions of gallons of water dumped by the storm.More >>
    The crisis from Hurricane Florence is slowly moving to South Carolina along with the trillions of gallons of water dumped by the storm.More >>
  • FBI: Solar observatory closed after child porn case opened

    FBI: Solar observatory closed after child porn case opened

    Thursday, September 20 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-09-20 21:30:00 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 3:32 AM EDT2018-09-21 07:32:56 GMT
    (Dylan Taylor-Lehman/Alamogordo Daily News via AP, File). FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, file photo, security guards are stationed at the entrance to the Sunspot Solar Observatory to turn away the visitors curious about the site's sudden closur...(Dylan Taylor-Lehman/Alamogordo Daily News via AP, File). FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, file photo, security guards are stationed at the entrance to the Sunspot Solar Observatory to turn away the visitors curious about the site's sudden closur...
    An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that mysteriously closed earlier this month appears to be linked to a child pornography investigation.More >>
    An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that mysteriously closed earlier this month appears to be linked to a child pornography investigation.More >>
Powered by Frankly