Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sunday's game moved to Saturday

In anticipation of severe weather from Hurricane Irene, the Phillies have moved their game scheduled for Sunday to Saturday afternoon.

Sunday's game moved to Saturday

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Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay will each start a game on Saturday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP file photo)
Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay will each start a game on Saturday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP file photo)

In anticipation of severe weather from Hurricane Irene, the Phillies have moved their game scheduled for Sunday to Saturday afternoon.

The Phillies and Marlins will play a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Game 1 is at 1:05 p.m. and Roy Halladay will start that. Game 2 is 7:05 p.m., which will be started by Cliff Lee.

Halladay will start with an extra day of rest. Lee is pitching on regular rest.

The schedule is especially taxing for Florida, which will play three doubleheaders in the span of six days.

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Of course, playing two Saturday is still a risky proposition. Different forecast models show the rains entering the Philadelphia area sometime Saturday night.

All tickets for Sunday's game will be honored for entry to Saturday's day game. Both games will be televised on PHL17. 


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