Minutes after the Phillies postponed Tuesday night's game, the drenching rains ceased for a brief moment. It was enough time for Cliff Lee, who donned a toque with his t-shirt and sweatpants, to play catch. The weather prevented anything more.
Instead, Lee will start Wednesday against Atlanta. The Phillies will stay in rotation. That means A.J. Burnett, who was injected Monday with cortisone to dull the pain of an inguinal hernia, will pitch Thursday afternoon's series finale. Jonathan Pettibone, Kyle Kendrick and Roberto Hernandez will pitch at Coors Field in Denver this weekend.
The postponed game Tuesday will not be rescheduled for this week. The two teams could play a doubleheader in late June when the Braves return to Philadelphia for a three-game weekend series.
Atlanta will skip its scheduled Tuesday starter, David Hale, and pitch Julio Teheran on Wednesday. Lefthander Alex Wood will pitch opposite Burnett on Thursday.