Rain Saves Mussina from Met Bats
Rain forced Mets and Yankees to postpone today.
Rain forced Mets and Yankees to postpone today.

Posted Jun 21, 2003

The Mets had men on first and second with no outs for phenom Jose Reyes in the bottom of the fourth inning Saturday when the rain became too heavy to continue Game two of the first installment of the 2003 Subway Series.

The Yankees held a 4-3 lead over the threatening Mets in the bottom of the fourth inning when the umpires called a rain delay for the second time of the day; the start of the game was delayed 43 minutes due to the downpour.

Jeremy Griffiths had pitched four innings, allowing three earned runs. Griffiths was starting in place of Tom Glavine, who warmed up but did not want to risk having to sit through rain delays on his day to start. He will pitch tomorrow night against David Wells, pushing Jae Weong Seo, who was scheduled to start tomorrow, to Tuesday against the Marlins.

Ty Wigginton led off the fourth inning with a homerun to left field, and Jason Phillips and Vance Wilson followed with line singles to right. Jose Reyes was ready to step up to the plate when the umpiring crew conferred with Mets' ground crew and had the field tarped. Not long after, the game was postponed, wiping out seven hits for both the Yankees and Mets, including homeruns from Jeromy Burnitz and Todd Zeile.

The game will be made up as part of a home-and-home doubleheader next Saturday, with the scheduled day game at Yankee Stadium and a night game at Shea.

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