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Pirates’ series opener vs. Mets postponed due to rain

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Rain has appeared in the forecast once again for the Pirates.

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

There is no joy in Mudville tonight, or Citi Field for that matter.

The series opener of the four-game set between the Pirates and Mets has been postponed tonight due to rain.

The Mets are no stranger to games not going according to schedule. Today marks the 13th game the Mets have been scheduled to play this season that has not gone as scheduled.

For the Pirates, it’s just the third occurrence so far this season.

With today’s postponement, the two teams will play two seven-inning games Saturday, with the first pitch of the doubleheader coming at 4:10 p.m.

Maybe the league gets creative and moves the game to Thursday, cutting off the team’s All-Star Break by a day or making up the game in Pittsburgh when the two teams meet at PNC next weekend.

Again, this is all speculation, but be sure to stick with Bucs Dugout as the information develops.