New start time: Yankees vs. Mets ready to resume after extended rain delay

On June 26, 2024, Citi Field was soaked by rain in the middle of the game between the Yankees and Mets.
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Amanda Paula
Wednesday June 26, 2024

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Torrential rain briefly stopped the matchup between the Yankees and Mets on Wednesday. Despite it, the game at Citi Field resumed at 10:10 p.m. Eastern Time.

What happened

On June 26, 2024, Citi Field was soaked by rain in the middle of the game between the Yankees and Mets
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The Mets-Yankees game was interrupted on Wednesday night due to heavy rain during the bottom of the fifth inning. Reports, including one from Bryan Hoch on X.com (formerly Twitter), indicated relentless rain at Citi Field around 9 p.m.


Despite the downpour, fans remained in the stadium as the rain kept coming down. They ended up soaked by the rain as they were running out trying to stay dry. Not long after that, storms moved through New York, with some wicked lightning over Manhattan. However, the skies cleared around 9:29 p.m., leading the Mets’ grounds crew to remove the tarp and fans to return to their seats at Citi Field. Less than 20 minutes later, a new game time was confirmed.

On June 26, 2024, Citi Field was soaked by rain in the middle of the game between the Yankees and Mets.
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Meanwhile, another matchup on the East Coast was affected at night due to adverse weather conditions. The game between the Red Sox and Blue Jays was postponed due to several storms coinciding, which were part of other weather disruptions throughout the area.

Mets vs. Yankees: Before the delay

Before the delay, the Mets were leading 4-0 with runners on second and third and one out when a rain delay paused the game. They took an early lead in the third inning: J.D. Martinez started the scoring with an RBI single, followed by Francisco Alvarez’s two-run homer to right-center, making it a three-run inning.

In the fifth inning, Alvarez struck again, driving in another run with a double that sailed over Juan Soto’s head in right field, scoring Brandon Nimmo. At the time of the delay, Alvarez was having a stellar game, going 2-for-2 with three RBIs and a walk.

Yankees’ starter Luis Gil struggled on Wednesday, lasting 4.1 innings and giving up four runs on four hits and four walks, with just two strikeouts.

Also, Gleyber Torres was seen in the dugout, visibly unhappy and sad, despite not playing in the game. This sparked reactions from Yankees fans.

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