Florida – The Sunshine State?
Rain interrupted another South Florida game last night. Is Florida the sunshine state or the rainstorm state? It is hard to tell which at this point. So the Phillies and the Marlins will have to reschedule the called game and start from scratch. Oddly enough, the only reason this week was supposed to be a four game series, instead of three, is because MLB rescheduled the 9/21 game to this past Thursday after the NFL announced that the Miami Dolphins would be hosting a Monday night football game on 9/21. You would think the NFL would have respected the already in place MLB schedule, but that is not how it turned out.
And now the rained out game will likely have to be played that same week in September as it is the only time the Phillies will be returning to South Florida this year. No official plans have been announced, but expect a doubleheader, probably on 9/22.
As for today, the two teams will try once again to get a game in without Mother Nature throwing a wrench into the situation. Friday’s game featured a 1 hour and 18 minute rain delay and the game took 4 hours and 12 innings to play; yesterday, the game was rained out after just over one inning. And today? Scheduled for a 1:10pm start time, keep your fingers crossed for dry skies in Miami. JA Happ takes his 6-0 record to the mound and is planning on a Fish Fry. Best of luck to him!