Saturday, May 25, 2013
Suspended game may go untelevised
By Adam Rubin
The resumption of Friday's suspended game may not be shown on television.
Fox is due to broadcast the regularly scheduled game at 7:15 p.m. Saturday. And SNY, which would have the rights to Friday's resumption, shares a production truck this weekend with Fox. So it may not even be technically possible to have a seamless transition from one game to the next with different crews.
It's also unclear what will happen if the first game is not completed when Fox is scheduled to go on the air for the first pitch of Saturday's regularly scheduled game at 7:15 p.m. -- whether the network would pick up coverage of the suspended game or, more likely, go to another regional game and pick up the Mets game when the regularly scheduled game is set to begin.
The suspended game is tied at 5 entering the ninth inning.
Meanwhile, Terry Collins said he will use a reliever to start the suspended game, not Saturday's regularly scheduled starter Dillon Gee. Collins said he would be concerned about using Gee at 6:10 p.m., having a quick resolution to that game, then having Gee wait too long for the regularly scheduled game.
Fireworks Night, originally scheduled for Friday, now will be held at the end of baseball on Saturday.
Ticket holders for Friday's suspended game may exchange the tickets for Saturday or any other date, subject to availability.
Citi Field gates open for fans at 5:10 p.m. Saturday.