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New York Mets, New York Yankees rained out; doubleheader planned for Sunday

Jul 2, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; A general view of Yankee Stadium with the tarp on the field and the video board announcing the game between the New York Mets and the New York Yankees has been postponed at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 2, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; A general view of Yankee Stadium with the tarp on the field and the video board announcing the game between the New York Mets and the New York Yankees has been postponed at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Weather is pushing the Subway Series off track.

Friday’s game at Yankee Stadium between the New York Yankees and New York Mets was postponed due to rain. The teams announced a split doubleheader for Sunday, with the games slated for 2:05 and 7:05 Eastern time.

The tarp was on the field about two hours before the game as only the Yankees took batting practice. About an hour before the scheduled first pitch at 7:10, the tarp was removed only to be back on the field with approximately 45 minutes before first pitch. The game was postponed about 90 minutes after the scheduled first pitch.

Heavy rain is forecasted for all of Saturday in the New York area.

Friday was the 11th postponement for the Mets, who are 6-11 in their past 17 games.

It was the second straight postponement and third overall for the Yankees, who are trying to recover from blowing a four-run lead to the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday in a game that took nearly six hours to complete due to two rain delays.

The Yankees are 1-5 in their past six games and Thursday managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said the jobs of GM Brian Cashman and manager Aaron Boone were safe while putting the onus on the players the team’s inconsistencies.

–Field Level Media