Mets' opener with Dodgers postponed

Mets' opener with Dodgers postponed

NEW YORK -- The same storm that prematurely ended the Mets' victory over the Braves on Sunday night caused postponement of the team's game against the Dodgers on Monday night. The first rainout of the Mets' season prompted the clubs to schedule a doubleheader for Tuesday. The single-admission -- or "straight" -- doubleheader, a first at Citi Field, is to begin at 4:10 p.m. ET.

Johan Santana (first game) and Oliver Perez will start for the Mets. The Dodgers' starters are Hiroki Kuroda in the first game and Charlie Haeger in the second.

Only tickets marked "April 27 - Game 15" will be honored for the doubleheader. Tickets from the postponed Monday night game are not valid for admission Tuesday. Fans can exchange tickets in person Tuesday at Citi Field for the doubleheader or for a later date, subject to availability and according to standard rain-check ticket exchange policy on Mets.com.

Marty Noble is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.