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MLB Reveals Potential Backup Plans for Braves-Mets Series Amid Hurricane Ian Landfall

Tyler Maher
MLB has announced a potential backup plan for this weekend's Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets series to account for Hurricane Ian.
MLB has announced a potential backup plan for this weekend's Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets series to account for Hurricane Ian. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Hurricane Ian has already impacted schedules for the NFL and college football, and now it may have an effect on MLB as well.

While the storm is expected to hit Florida the hardest, it will still produce significant rainfall and windy conditions in Georgia later this week. The Atlanta Braves are scheduled to host the New York Mets for a crucial three-game series starting on Friday that will likely determine the winner of the National League East.

While MLB doesn't have plans to play the games at an alternate site, it may move around start times or reschedule games if necessary.

Postponing games could be tricky, however, as the regular season is set to end on Oct. 5. If needed, a makeup game could be played on Oct. 6 before the start of the MLB Playoffs on Oct. 7.

The Braves and Mets are currently tied for first place in the NL East at 97-58. They have been battling for the division lead all summer, and the race is going down to the wire with just one week remaining in the regular season.

New York has led the division for most of the year and is still favored to finish first with -195 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds, while Atlanta's odds are listed at +150.

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