Mets opening day start in Washington pushed back 3 hours due to forecast


No need to sneak a peak at the Mets opening day game while at work this afternoon.

The scheduled starting time for New York’s matchup with the Washington Nationals today was pushed back three hours because of rain in the forecast.

Washington, which is hosting the four-game, season-starting series with the Mets, announced that the Nationals and Mets agreed to play today at 7:05 p.m., instead of 4:05 p.m.

At least they’re hoping to be able to play Thursday.

The Yankees home opener against rival Boston was pushed to Friday due to the anticipation of bad weather.

With Cy Young Award winners Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer unavailable for opening day, second-year right-hander Tylor Megill was given the Game 1 starting assignment for the Mets.

With reporting from the Associated Press.

Featured photo: A member of the grounds crew ropes off the on-field logo before baseball workouts at Nationals Park, Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Washington. The Washington Nationals and the New York Mets are scheduled to play on opening day, Thursday at 7:05 p.m. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)