Yankees vs Mets Weather Delay: Updates, Start Time for Subway Series


UPDATE: The tarp is off the field and first pitch is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. ET!

All the fans in Queens right now will have to wait a little while to catch the finale of Wednesday's Subway Series between the Yankees and Mets. The game will be delayed due to rain as the tarp was rushed back out onto Citi Field.

For the folks at home, feel free to flip on MLB TV and catch another game in the meantime because it'll be at least 30 minutes before first pitch here, with Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander slated to take the mound after Tuesday night's back-and-forth matchup between Luis Severino and Max Scherzer.

The game was supposed to start at 7:10 p.m. ET but we'll wait as the rain passes through Queens and into New Jersey.

Here's a cool radar map to guide you through the next hour or so:

Yankees vs Mets Weather Delay: Updates, Start Time for Subway Series

In the meantime, with Cole and Verlander ready to face off against each other for just the second time ever, this game will feature 5,000 total strikeouts from both starters. Fans are hoping for more of a pitcher's duel after Severino and Scherzer were tattooed on Tuesday night by underwhelming lineups.

The Yankees will trot out an even weaker lineup tonight, too, with Gleyber Torres (for some reason) getting a breather despite off days on both Monday and Thursday. Instead, DJ LeMahieu will start at second base, Josh Donaldson will be at third, and Giancarlo Stanton will be the DH.

How about a good update during the weather delay, though? No, it's not about Aaron Judge, who still has no timetable for a return. It's Harrison Bader, who commences a rehab assignment on Wednesday night with Double-A Somerset. Patriots fans will be treated to an appearance by the Yankees center fielder. And there's a chance he's back for the Red Sox series!

Anyway, it's expected to be a 30-minute delay, per Mets insider Anthony DiComo, so stay tuned for updates as they become available.