Posted by Kevin Durso
Hurricane Irene has now claimed two games this weekend, and the record rainfall in Philly this month has claimed three games. You might just want to park it in front of the tv starting Monday, because from there, there won't be much time to catch your breath with all this baseball left to be played.
The Phillies and Marlins were going to make an attempt to play this afternoon, but ultimately decided against it shortly after the scheduled time of 1:05. The Phillies announced that the game will be made up as part of a day/night doubleheader on September 15th. The first game is scheduled for 2:35 P.M., with the second game following at 7:35 P.M.
The Phillies may have done this in the best interest of making it to Cincinnati for the start of their four-game series with the Reds on Monday. That starts an insane stretch of games for the Phillies – whose next day off would fall on September 29th, the day after the regular season concludes – who will play 33 games in 31 days. That includes two doubleheaders in a week's time.
For now, we will have to do without baseball for the weekend. But, once baseball is back, it will be nonstop for quite some time.