Mets forced to postpone 2nd straight game vs. Tigers; doubleheader scheduled Thursday

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A tarp covers the infield before a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, in New York. The start was delayed by rain. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Another day of heavy rain has forced the Mets to postpone a second-straight game against the Detroit Tigers, washing out Wednesday night’s matchup with the AL Central side. 

The two clubs will play a single-admission doubleheader on Thursday — originally a scheduled off day — beginning at 12:10 p.m. ET. The second game will begin 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game. 

This series was initially scheduled to run from Monday through Wednesday, but the second game shifted to Thursday after both teams attempted to wait for a rain-less window to play. They waited more than two hours after the originally scheduled first pitch of 7:10 p.m. before making the postponement.

Both teams will be traveling to the midwest following on Thursday. The Tigers host the Oakland Athletics on Friday for what will be their 2024 home opener after sweeping the White Sox in Chicago.

The Mets head out of town for the first time this season as they meet the Reds in Cincinnati.

Tickets for Wednesday night’s originally scheduled game will not be valid for Thursday’s doubleheader. Mets fans with Wednesday tickets will receive a voucher to be exchanged for another Mets ticket this season, minus the Subway Series against the Yankees from June 25-26.

Gates will open Thursday morning at 11:10 a.m. with parking lots opening one hour earlier.

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