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Mets’ Steve Cohen misses the mark on weather forecast

Fans who came to Citi Field on Tuesday night waited around for a whole lot of nothing — even after the Mets owner announced on Twitter that the game had been called.

After a two-and-a-half-hour rain delay, the Mets’ game against the Brewers was postponed, as first revealed by a Steve Cohen tweet at 9:40 p.m. But the fans who had stuck around got left in the blue for another 13 minutes until the postponement was announced over the public address system.

“We tried but weather didn’t cooperate,” Cohen tweeted before the fans found out at Citi Field. “I can control some things but that isn’t one of them.”

Cohen had tweeted earlier in the delay that the Mets were going to play, but the rain would not relent to allow Jacob deGrom to make his penultimate start before the All-Star break. Right as Cohen sent out his initial tweet announcing the game was postponed, offering his “sincere apologies,” the PA announcer told fans the Mets were still hoping to play.

The Mets-Brewers game Tuesday night at Citi Field was rained out.
The Mets-Brewers game Tuesday night at Citi Field was rained out.
Robert Sabo

After Tuesday’s snafu, the Mets and Brewers are now scheduled to play a split doubleheader Wednesday with Game 1 at 2:10 p.m. — featuring deGrom vs. Corbin Burnes — and Game 2 at 7:10 p.m. Both games will be seven innings.

The Mets announced late Tuesday night that ticket holders to this game would be rewarded with credits for a makeup plus a second game.


The Mets left their Game 2 starter to be announced, but it could be Robert Stock, who was called up earlier in the day.

The Mets called up Stock to replace Corey Oswalt, who was placed on the injured list with right knee inflammation after throwing four innings in a spot start Sunday against the Yankees.


Francisco Lindor laid down his fifth sacrifice bunt of the season Monday night, and though it directly led to the Mets’ first run on the way to a win, the decision to bunt is not coming from his manager.

“I always want him swinging,” Luis Rojas said Tuesday. “But this is what he believes is part of his game.”

Lindor is batting a disappointing .219 with nine home runs and 29 RBIs. His five sacrifice bunts ranked tied for third in MLB — tied for second among position players.

“I’m not going to get in the way of a player like Francisco, who has this mentality and has brought a lot to this team, to have the mindset of winning games,” Rojas said. “And he wants to be productive this way at times. I have his back.”


Carlos Carrasco (torn hamstring) took another important step in his rehab process Tuesday afternoon by throwing a 20-pitch live batting practice session at Citi Field. Rojas said Carrasco was hitting mid-90s with his fastball and could throw another session this weekend as he works towards a potential return by late July or early August.

“It was a really good live BP session for him,” Rojas said. “He came out and he was really excited. He told me that his heart was beating really fast. I was like good, that’s getting some adrenaline rush.”


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