Phillies-Mets postponed by rain, DH on Saturday
Friday, September 23, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) -- The scheduled game between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets has been postponed because of rain.
The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader Saturday, though rain is in the forecast again. The first game is slated to start at 1:10 p.m. and the second game at 7:10 p.m.
Cole Hamels had been scheduled to pitch Friday night for the NL East champion Phillies against New York knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. Philadelphia has lost six straight since clinching its fifth consecutive division title Saturday.
Ryan Howard (left ankle) was in the posted lineup for the banged-up Phillies, who already clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason. Right fielder Hunter Pence (left knee) was expected to return Saturday.