NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets’ series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night was postponed because of persistent rain.

The game was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Saturday starting at 4:10 p.m.

New York postponed Friday’s game about eight hours before the scheduled 7:10 p.m. start.

The Mets’ game against Miami on Thursday night was suspended because of rain at 12:58 a.m. with the Marlins leading 2-1 in the top of the ninth inning. Miami had scored twice in the ninth when play was halted with two on and two outs.

After a 3-hour, 17-minute wait, the game was suspended. If needed to determine the NL wild card race, it would be completed Monday starting at 1:10 p.m. If the wild card race is decided, the game would not be finished and the score would revert to after eight innings, giving the Mets a 1-0 win.

The Mets and Marlins played a doubleheader Wednesday, a day after a game was postponed because of a soggy field. The infield was uncovered for at least some of the four straight days in which Tropical Storm Ophelia inundated New York.