Braves and Mets Rained Out Again, Doubleheader on Monday, May 1
For the second day in a row, mother nature won before the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves even had a chance to take the field. The Mets announced on Twitter that Sunday afternoon's game would be postponed and a single-admission doubleheader would take place tomorrow, May 1, starting at 1:10 p.m.
The entire four-game series has been owned by the rain so far, as Atlanta and New York were only able to complete five innings on Friday night, but thankfully rain doesn't look to be in the forecast for tomorrow, so there should be no issue with getting both games in.
Spencer Strider, who was scheduled to start yesterday, will once again have his start pushed back to tomorrow. Strider is coming off his 13-strikeout outing against the Marlins and is looking to extend his streak of nine strikeouts or more to ten games.
Charlie Morton was scheduled to take the mound tomorrow, however, the Braves have not announced plans for the rotation yet. Morton last pitched Tuesday against the Marlins and went seven innings allowing just one run.
If Morton and Strider both pitch tomorrow, the Braves will likely need to recall a starter from the minor leagues to pitch against Baltimore on Friday, since the Braves do not have a day off after the doubleheader.
One option for Friday could be today's scheduled starter for Gwinnett, Michael Soroka. Starting today would put him in line to start on Friday. The Braves could also go with Jared Shuster, who pitched on Saturday for Gwinnett.
Another option could be use the 27th-man tomorrow as the starter for tomorrow, however the Braves only option is likely Soroka, who is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. today, just three hours after the Mets announced the game's postponement.
The Braves will likely go with one of the two relievers (Danny Young or Roddery Muñoz) on the 40-man for the 27th roster spot.