Phillies will now play 27 games in 27 days after Monday night rainout
The Philadelphia Phillies were supposed to play in New York tonight against the Mets, but thanks to miserable weather and impending thunderstorms that game has now been postponed until tomorrow.
The game will be made up Tuesday as a part of a doubleheader beginning at 4:10pm. Game two will start 30 minutes after the first game, but no earlier than 7:10pm.
The Phillies will start Chase Anderson in game one and Aaron Nola in game two. If things stay on schedule for the Mets, the Phillies will face lefty David Peterson and then Taijuan Walker. Thanks to the double header, there’s now a good chance that Philly’s favorite pitcher Vincent Velasquez could get a start as the Sixers sixth pitcher later in the week.
What makes things even more interesting, is the fact that New York currently has 100% chance of rain on Thursday. That would mean that the Phillies wouldn’t have to turn to Vinny Velo, and the Phillies would avoid Jacob deGrom through the scheduled four game series against the Mets.
The Phillies are now scheduled to play 27 games in 27 days starting tomorrow. The only day off the team will have from now until May 9th will be next Thursday, April 22nd.