Phillies-Marlins twin bill set for Sept. 15
Pair of weekend games rescheduled as day-night doubleheader
PHILADELPHIA -- Hurricane Irene washed out Saturday's remaining game at Citizens Bank Park between the Phillies and Marlins.
With Saturday's postponement, the Phillies and Marlins will play a day-night doubleheader Sept. 15. The first game will start at 2:35 p.m. ET, with the second game scheduled to start at 7:35 p.m. ET.
"Personally, I'm most disappointed for the 12,000 fans that came out here today," Phillies president/CEO David Montgomery said. "We had a forecast that was consistent right through 9:30 this morning that gave us every indication we could get the first one in."
The Phillies originally moved Sunday's game against Florida to Saturday afternoon to serve as part of a day-night doubleheader. They then announced on Friday that only the 1:05 p.m. ET game would be played on Saturday, with the other game moved to Sept. 15.
Now, the game originally scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 28 (game No. 71), will be the 2:35 p.m. opener of the Sept. 15 twin bill, while the game originally scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27 (game No. 70) will be the 7:35 p.m. nightcap.
rescheduled game info
|Original Day/Date/Time||Game No. on ticket||Game Date & Start Time|
|Sun., Aug. 28, 1:35 p.m.||Game 71||Thu., Sept. 15, 2:35 p.m.|
|Sat., Aug. 27, 7:05 p.m.||Game 70||Thu., Sept. 15, 7:35 p.m.|
The Phillies are now scheduled to play 33 games over the final 31 days of the regular season, and will have no more scheduled off-days once they resume play Monday in Cincinnati.
Canceling the game was not on the agenda when the team and baseball officials conversed after the game was called. The Marlins are traveling from Atlanta and will stop in Philadelphia on Sept. 15 before heading to Washington. The Phillies will be traveling home from a series in Houston.
"The league always expects you to do everything you can to compete the full 162 [games] within the parameters of the season," Montgomery said.
Nate Mink is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.