NEW YORK - Cole Hamels will take the ball at Citi Field Wednesday night as the Phils return from a 1-day respite and resume their final, 2-week pursuit of a playoff berth.
Tuesday night's game against the Mets was postponed nearly 3 hours before the scheduled first pitch because of inclement weather. The teams will make up the game on Thursday, when both originally were scheduled off.
"I've never been a doubleheader guy," manager Charlie Manuel said. "It'd be nice to have an off day, but that's how it goes. I'd just as soon play two singles, really."
Tyler Cloyd, originally scheduled to pitch on Tuesday, will be pushed to Thursday, keeping Hamels on his regular day. With five games in 5 days before their next day off - on Monday - the Phillies didn't have the option of skipping Cloyd altogether.