boston red sox and visit New York Mets Saturday will have a greater workload than originally expected, when teams must complete a game that was suspended in the fourth inning on Friday before the regularly scheduled night game.
The suspended game will resume at 2:10 pm local time mets 4-3 ahead and red Sox Batting with one out in the fourth. The second contest is scheduled to begin at 7:10 p.m. Each team will be allowed a 27th player on its roster for Saturday’s second contest, but the extra player cannot be used in a suspended game.
Right-hander Max Scherzer (8-3, 3.99 ERA) faces lefty James Paxton (5-2, 3.51) in the other game. Neither team has announced who will start on the mound when play resumes Friday.
“If it (Friday night games) restarts that was our plan, and we’ll see if it goes the same way,” mets manager Buck Showalter said Friday night. “I’m not going to go out there and wake up Max (Scherzer) and tell him he’s pitching a 2:10 game, I can tell you that.
Boston had a 3–0 lead on Friday night, but erased that lead when Brandon Nimmo hit a two-run home run in the third inning. by Daniel Vogelbach mets took the lead in the fourth with a two-run shot
Play was called off after a delay of nearly two hours due to heavy rain and lightning.
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Scherzer may have increased his trade value in his last outing, when he limited the visiting Dodgers to one hit in seven shutout innings on Sunday. mets Won 2-1 in 10 innings
Saturday’s game will be the 13th time Scherzer has pitched against Boston. He is 5–5 with a 5.51 ERA in 67 innings.
Paxton will be trying to recover from his worst performance of the year. He gave up a season-high six runs on three hits and three walks over three innings during a 10-4 loss to the host Chicago Cubs on Saturday. He scored four runs.
It was an uncharacteristic outing for Paxton, who did not allow a baserunner in the first two innings. However, things quickly took a turn for the worse in the third, when Chicago scored six times. The biggest shock was Cody Bellinger’s grand slam.
Paxton had won his last four decisions in a span of six starts, and he had walked no more than two batters in nine of his last 10 starts this season.
After the loss, Paxton said, “It’s not my first bad game. It won’t be my last either.” “These will be there for you throughout the season, and it all depends on what you do to get back what you want there.
“We all fail sometimes. And it’s more about how you deal with failure than the failure itself.”
Paxton is 1-1 with a 4.30 career ERA in three starts against mets, He has allowed 21 hits in 14 2/3 innings.
–Field Level Media