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Mets-Phillies rained out; doubleheader set for Tuesday

A disjointed early season continued for the Mets on Monday, when they postponed their series opener against the Phillies due to rain. The teams will play a straight doubleheader beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

A second straight day of rain forced the Mets to acknowledge hours before game time that their chances of playing on Monday night were slim. The Mets attempted to start Sunday’s game at Citi Field against the Marlins, but abandoned those plans after seven minutes when rain in the area worsened. That game will resume on Aug. 31.

The Mets won’t have to wait nearly so long to face the Phillies, who are in town for a four-game set. Following their doubleheader on Tuesday, the rivals will play their regularly scheduled games on Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon.