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Steady rain fell in New York on Monday and the radar showed more of it coming, so the Mets decided more than an hour before the scheduled first pitch to postpone the series opener. Since the weather report is ominous for Tuesday, the teams are to play a doubleheader on Wednesday beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET.
Randy Wolf will start Tuesday, weather-permitting. Yovani Gallardo and Dave Bush are scheduled to work Wednesday’s doubleheader, though the order is to be determined. Chris Narveson will start Thursday.
That means rookie Mark Rogers, originally slated to pitch Thursday’s series finale, will start a game in Cincinnati instead. Manager Ken Macha didn’t want to throw Rogers, who will once again be on a pitch count, the day after a doubleheader.
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After a bit of haggling, tonight’s rainout was rescheduled for Monday at 7:15 p.m. CT. The Cardinals would have probably preferred to play on another mutual off-date — Aug. 31.
Both sides had their reasons. The Brewers wanted to leave Aug. 31 open, because filling that date would leave them only two off-days in their final 42 regular-season games. Nobody would say so on the record, but the Brewers would also prefer to play the Cardinals now, while outfielders Rick Ankiel and Ryan Ludwick, infielder Troy Glaus and ace Chris Carpenter are out with injuries.
The Cardinals prefered the later date, both because of those injury concerns and because manager Tony LaRussa had a charity golf tournament scheduled for Monday. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak met with Brewers representatives after the game was called and the decision to play Monday came shortly thereafter.
Brewers manager Ken Macha will make some pitching decisions on Saturday. Some combination of Yovani Gallardo and Braden Looper will pitch Monday and Tuesday, but the order is not certain.
Yovani Gallardo gets a mulligan.
Gallardo surrendered a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning and was still trying to work out of trouble when the dark clouds that had been descending on Busch Stadium washed those runs away. After a delay of approximately 90 minutes, the Brewers-Cardinals game was postponed.
No makeup date was announced, and a Cardinals spokesperson said that fans should keep their tickets until the game is rescheduled.
It was Milwaukee’s first rainout this season.