By Theo DeRosa, Sports Talk Philly staff
Snow in Flushing, New York, has earned the Phillies a second straight day off. The New York Mets announced at 1 p.m. Eastern that Monday's game at Citi Field against the Phillies, scheduled for 7:10 p.m., will be postponed and rescheduled.
Tonight’s game vs. Philadelphia has been postponed and rescheduled as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Monday, July 9 at 4:10 p.m. For complete details ➡️ https://t.co/ltHFq3BUJS pic.twitter.com/TBSZdlGOET
— New York Mets (@Mets) April 2, 2018
All of New York City will miss out on baseball Monday, as the New York Yankees announced the postponement of their home game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The move might come at a good time for the Phils (1-2). Manager Gabe Kapler taxed the team's bullpen by using 21 pitchers in the team's first three games, including utility infielder Pedro Florimón on Saturday.
Right-hander Ben Lively was scheduled to make his first start of the season Monday, and may have his spot in the rotation skipped entirely. For the Mets, former ace Matt Harvey was the scheduled starter, and is likely to start Tuesday's 7:10 p.m. game. The schedule change may affect the date of free-agent splash Jake Arrieta's debut with the team, currently slated for Sunday.