NEW YORK – Hurricane Irene has reduced the Braves’ three-game weekend series with the Mets to just one game on Friday night.
The Saturday and Sunday games were both postponed because of the approaching storm. Those games will be made up as part of a Sept. 8 doubleheader at Citi Field, which had been a mutual open date for both teams.
The Braves will play that doubleheader in the middle of a road trip between series at Philadelphia (Sept. 5-7) and St. Louis (Sept. 9-11).
Earlier Friday, a plan was in place to postpone the Sunday game and move up the 4 p.m. Saturday game to a noon start in hopes of getting it in before weather deteriorated. But because New York City is shutting down its subway system at noon Saturday, that game was eventually scrubbed.
When the Braves’ charter flight took off Thursday night from Chicago bound for New York, they had not been notified of any planned schedule changes for the series against the Mets. When they landed, still no