Brewers At Mets: Teams Try Again To Begin Series Tonight

(Sports Network) - The New York Mets had to wait one more day to begin their final homestand of the season.

After rain postponed last night's scheduled opener, New York will again try to play host to the Milwaukee Brewers in what will still be a four-game series at Citi Field.

Steady rain caused the postponement of last night's game about an hour before the first pitch was scheduled to be thrown. The two teams will attempt to play a single-admission doubleheader on Wednesday.

It marked the first rainout of the season for the Brewers, who play all of their games at home under a retractable roof.

New York will still stick with starter Mike Pelfrey for tonight's game, while the Brewers had listed Dave Bush as Monday's hurler but instead will go with Randy Wolf this evening.

Pelfrey is 2-0 with a 2.11 earned run average over his last three starts and is coming off Tuesday's no-decision in Florida. The right-hander pitched extremely well, allowing just two runs -- one earned -- on five hits over seven innings.

Pelfrey is 15-9 with a save and 3.75 ERA in 32 games (31 starts) this year and has gone 10-3 with a 2.87 ERA in 17 home outings.

The 26-year-old has split two career starts with the Brewers, while posting a 2.84 ERA.

Pelfrey will try to pitch New York to a third straight victory after it took the final two meetings of its weekend series with Philadelphia.

Milwaukee, meanwhile, is ending the season on a seven-game road trip and is coming off a 4-3 homestand, winning the residency's finale on Sunday against the Florida Marlins.

While the Brewers hope to make it two victories in a row, Wolf seeks a third straight winning start this evening. The 34-year-old has won six of his last eight decisions as well and has given up just two runs over his last three starts, spanning 23 innings.

Wolf yielded just one run over six innings on Wednesday in a victory over Cincinnati, working around four hits and two walks while striking out seven. The southpaw improved to 13-11 with a 4.24 ERA in 32 starts.

"It's tough at this time of year when you're mathematically eliminated," Wolf told Milwaukee's website. "The guys in this clubhouse like to play for something, and it's tough when you're just playing for personal accomplishments and pride."

Wolf got a no-decision versus the Mets on May 30 and is 12-5 with a 3.29 ERA in 31 lifetime starts against them.

The Brewers have won five of their last seven over the Mets, including two of three at home from May 28-30 of this year.

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