Saturday, September 13, 2008

Let's Try This Again Thread: Brewers vs. Phillies, Saturday 9/13, 2:55 CT

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Milwaukee Brewers
@ Philadelphia Phillies

Saturday, Sep 13, 2008, 2:55 PM CDT
Citizens Bank Park

Manny Parra vs Cole Hamels

Partly cloudy with a 30-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 80.


Stay safe, everyone.

While a large swath of the central and eastern USA is about to be hit by the remnants of Hurricane Ike, the Brewers and Phillies will try to begin their series this afternoon. The Cubs were going to work out at Wrigley Field today, but this photo taken from the Wrigley webcam at 10:30 am says that isn't happening:

Wrigley Field, Saturday 9/13, 10:30 am CDT

And with the White Sox likely rained out of their doubleheader this afternoon, the first game of which was going to be shown on Fox to about 24% of the country (Just think! You were going to be treated to the commentary of Rob Dibble if you were in that Fox region!), the Brewers/Phillies game will now be shown to just over half the country. See the link below for info on your market.

This link was posted in the comments of a couple of posts last night, but it bears repeating here: as of 11 pm last night, Miller Park was still under consideration for the Cubs/Astros series:
If that series is moved to Miller Park, there would be a game later in the day Sunday and a doubleheader on Monday. And you can bet Cubs fans would flock from Illinois to attend those games.
This was confirmed on the Brewers website:
Brewers spokesman Tyler Barnes confirmed that the team is on stand-by, and is waiting for direction from MLB.

We shall see. If I hear anything, I'll post it ASAP.

UPDATE: You can rest assured that playing in Houston will be impossible. The Ravens/Texans game that was rescheduled from Sunday to Monday has been postponed due to damage at Reliant Stadium, which is about six miles from Minute Maid Park. No reports from Minute Maid yet, but there may very well be damage there, too, or elsewhere in downtown Houston that would make it impossible to play there.

Today's Starting Pitchers
Manny Parra
M. Parra
Brewers
vs. Cole Hamels
C. Hamels
Phillies
10-7 W-L 12-9
4.03 ERA 3.12
138 SO 180
72 BB 47
14 HR 26
vs. Phi -- vs. Mil


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Manny Parra 10-7 29 28 0 0 0 0 158.2 166 81 71 14 72 138 4.03 1.50



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Cole Hamels 12-9 30 30 2 2 0 0 208.0 173 82 72 26 47 180 3.12 1.06

This game is on Fox. It was originally to go to only 26% of the country, but with the likely White Sox rainout, it will now be seen in a little over half of the USA. For tonight's schedule see the MLB.com Mediacenter.

Baseball-reference.com game preview (at posting time this link was not working, but it should be later this morning or early afternoon)

I'm not going to open overflow threads for this game -- if this one gets too slow, please feel free to open one on the FanPost list.

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