NEW YORK -- Monday's series opener between the Cardinals and Mets at Citi Field was postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Tuesday that will start 3:10 p.m. CT, with the second game beginning approximately a half hour after the first.
The Cardinals will not complain about the postponement. They did not arrive at their New York hotel until around 8:30 a.m. ET on Monday after mechanical issues on their charter flight left them stuck in St. Louis following their loss to the Dodgers on Sunday night.
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This is the second rainout for the Cardinals in the last week, as their contest against the Padres on Tuesday was also postponed. The two teams played a doubleheader on Wednesday, meaning St. Louis will play its seventh and eighth games in a seven-day span on Tuesday.
Carlos Martinez and Jaime Garcia will stay on turn and take the mound for the Cardinals in Game 1 and Game 2, respectively. Noah Syndergaard will start Game 1, followed by Bartolo Colon in Game 2 for the Mets.
Martinez was set to face Syndergaard on Monday. In six career appearances (three starts) against the New York, he is 1-1 with a 0.57 ERA. Garcia is 2-1 with a 1.29 ERA in five career starts against the Mets.
Troy Provost-Heron is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.