Kyle Kendrick will start Saturday as scheduled against James Shields, Tampa Bay's scheduled Friday starter. The Phillies did not name starting pitchers for Sunday's doubleheader. Cole Hamels will pitch one of the games, with Friday's scheduled starter, Cliff Lee, possibly going in the other.
Manager Charlie Manuel was not made available to reporters after the postponement.
Here's hoping this weekend does not mirror Game 5 of the 2008 World Series, played under worse conditions than those Friday night. There was no sign of Bud Selig this time.
Briefly, it appeared there would be baseball when the Phillies announced a revised start time of 8:45 p.m. Both starting pitchers warmed up in the bullpens. But minutes before the scheduled start, the rains resumed.
Rays manager Joe Maddon engaged the umpires and Phillies grounds crew in a lengthy discussion, and the decision was made to cover the field once more.
Heavy storms assaulted the area earlier in the night. Fans were advised to take cover. As the rain slowed at one point, a lightning bolt appeared to strike Ashburn Alley. That set off a fire alarm. The scoreboard briefly went dark and then flashed a message warning everyone to vacate. It was a false alarm.
The fans who stayed, though, were treated to a bunch of nothing.
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