Although I may act like it at times, I do not have a direct line to God. So I'm not sure that tonight's game will start on time. But the thunderstorm that rolled through South Philly around 3:30 p.m. has moved out and there are a few patches of blue peaking through the clouds. If I had a green screen, I would show it to you. But you are just going to have to take my word for it.
As for the forecast for the rest of the night, none of the Phillies staff I talked to had a good idea of what to expect. The forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms. I realize none of that helped you very much, but a friend of mine with tickets left a voicemail for the inside dirt, and I do not have great cell reception right now, so hopefully he reads the blog.
Some pre-game notes:
1) Ross Gload is in the line-up in right field. The match-up makes sense, since the Rockies are throwing righty Jhoulys Chacin, one of the more under-the-radar up-and-coming starters in the game. History buffs will recall that Chacin started that September game in Colorado in which the Phillies scored nine runs in the seventh inning to overcome a 7-3 deficit, then held on for a 12-11 win. John Mayberry is not in the line-up for the first time in four games.