Heavy storms are expected to besiege the Northeast starting tonight. The Mets close out their series with the Cubs at 7:10 p.m., with a 100 percent chance of precipitation beginning exactly at 7, according to forecasts.
(From Bloomberg News) – “Rainouts for both the Mets and Phillies tomorrow night would probably mean a doubleheader either Saturday or Sunday, and a shuffling of pitching rotations to accommodate the change in schedules. The Mets may have more complications if tonight's game against Chicago is rained out and needs to be played to decide the playoff race. In that case, the Cubs would have to return to New York on Sept. 29, two days before the first round of the playoffs is scheduled to start.
“The last time a team involved in a playoff race was forced into a doubleheader on the final weekend of play was in 2003, when the Cubs played the Pittsburgh Pirates on the penultimate day of the regular season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.”