MLB breaks dubious April record after another canceled game


On Sunday, what was supposed to be the series finale between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves turned into the 26th game postponed due to poor weather so far this season.

That’s the most weather-related postponements through April since Major League Baseball started keeping records of such cancellations in 1986, according to The Associated Press.

“There were also 26 postponements through April in 2007, but one game then was called off following the death of St. Louis pitcher Josh Hancock,” the AP reported.

Sunday’s Mets-Braves game will be rescheduled for Monday, May 28, which is Memorial Day.

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You know what they say: April showers bring May make-up games — or something like that.

Braves manager Brian Snitker chose to look at the bright side.

“We’ve still got seven days before we have an off day, so it will be good to give everybody an extra day,” Snitker said.

Can you remember another time when so many MLB games were postponed?

The Braves travel to Cincinnati to play the Reds on Monday, and things don’t look great there either.

Given the forecast for more rain in the Northeast this week, April could see even more postponements.

According to AccuWeather, games in Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and New York are at risk of being delayed and/or postponed on Tuesday.

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It would be the latest in a series of rainouts for the Tigers, who have already had a league-high six this year.

The Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees have had four games rained out apiece.

Hopefully the massive front won’t affect games on Wednesday, too.

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Dave is a lifelong sports fan who has been writing for The Wildcard since 2017. He has been a writer for more than 20 years for a variety of publications.
Dave has been writing about sports for The Wildcard since 2017. He's been a reporter and editor for over 20 years, covering everything from sports to financial news. In addition to writing for The Wildcard, Dave has covered mutual funds for Pensions and Investments, meetings and conventions, money market funds, personal finance, associations, and he currently covers financial regulations and the energy sector for Macallan Communications. He has won awards for both news and sports reporting.
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