Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Phils-Marlins postponed

You may have noticed it's raining and the weather reports say it's supposed to continue raining through the rest of the night.

Phils-Marlins postponed

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Cole Hamels will start Sunday against the Marlins. (David Goldman/AP)
Cole Hamels will start Sunday against the Marlins. (David Goldman/AP)

You may have noticed it's raining and the weather reports say it's supposed to continue raining through the rest of the night.

The Phillies noticed and acted accordingly, postponing Saturday's game against the Florida Marlins.

The game will be made up as part of one of those lovely day-night doubleheaders on June 15. Game 1 will begin at 1:05 p.m. and all tickets from Saturday night's postponed game will be honored at that game. The second game will go off as initially scheduled at 7:05 p.m.

From a baseball perspective, the postponement means that Cole Hamels, the scheduled pitcher for Saturday's game, will pitch the series finale Sunday against the Marlins and everybody else in the Phillies' rotation will be moved back a day.

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That scenario gives Roy Oswalt an extra day to recover from the strained lower back that forced him to leave Friday night's game against the Marlins after the sixth inning. Oswalt would have been scheduled to pitch Wednesday's series finale against Milwaukee, but now is moved back to Thursday night's game in San Diego.

A Phillies spokesman said there was no update on Oswalt's condition Saturday. If Oswalt is unable to make his next start, the two most likely options are Kyle Kendrick and Vance Worley. Kendrick had a 1.80 ERA in three relief appearances covering five innings so far this season while Worley 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA at triple-A Lehigh Valley.

 


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