Mets-Braves game postponed, Scherzer’s suspension delayed

The game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to heavy rain, with precipitation forecasted all day and into Sunday when the teams are scheduled to play at 1:40 p.m. The postponement until August means Mets ace Max Scherzer won’t be eligible to pitch in this series against the National League East rival Braves. Scherzer is serving a 10-game suspension imposed by Major League Baseball following his ejection for having an illegal substance on his hand while pitching in an April 19 game at Dodger Stadium. Tylor Megill was slated to pitch Saturday for the Mets, while Spencer Strider had been lined up to start for the NL East-leading Braves. The Braves have won seven of the past eight meetings between the teams dating to last year, including a pivotal three-game sweep in Atlanta near the end of last season that sent them to their fifth straight division title.

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