Postseason rain plays havoc with everybody involved in the games, from fans to officials to players. Fortunately, postponements are rare. Using the best-of-seven-game league championship series for a weather-related snapshot, the rainout of the opener between the Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night was only the seventh in 127 games, or 5.5 percent. It was only the second postponement of a Game 1.
But consider the ramifications of the Shea Stadium rainout.
The game was rescheduled for today, which eliminated the day off before Game 3, the so-called travel day. But for fans with tickets to Game 2, today isn't Game 2. It's Game 1. Game 2 was played last night, and the Mets won it, 2-0.
They won because Carlos Beltrán hit a two-run homer and Tom Glavine pitched brilliantly, allowing four hits in seven crisp innings while tossing an economical 89 pitches. With their starting rotation wracked by injuries, the Mets could not have asked for more from the 40-year-old Glavine, a calm, cool pitcher who comes up big in big games.
But the Mets' series lead is not 2-0; it's 1-0, even though last night's tickets said Game 2.
If you had a ticket for Game 2 and were expecting to use it today, you blew it. All you have is an expensive souvenir.
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