Phils rained out; day-night DH Sunday
Cliff Lee is still looking for his first win of the season.
No, the lefthander did not suffer a loss or take a no-decision Friday night. The Phillies were rained out of their interleague meeting with the Tampa Bay Rays.
The game never started and was called after a wait of two hours and 48 minutes. It will be made up as part of a separate admission, day-night doubleheader on Sunday.
After a lengthy delay, it was announced that Friday night’s game would start at 8:45 p.m., but the skies opened for a second time and the field was covered. Lee had already warmed up by that time so he will not pitch when the teams meet Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. Kyle Kendrick (2-7, 5.29) will get that start, as scheduled. The Rays will stick with James Shields, who was scheduled to pitch Friday night. The righthander is 7-4 with a 3.72 ERA.
It’s possible that Lee could pitch one of Sunday’s games with Cole Hamels pitching the other. The Phillies will make an announcement on Saturday. The Rays will use righthander Alex Cobb and lefthander David Price on Sunday, order to be determined.
Lee is 0-3 with a 3.48 ERA in 11 starts.
Tickets for Friday night’s game can be used for the second game Sunday. Start time is 6:35 p.m. Tickets for Sunday’s regularly scheduled game will be honored at the 1:05 game. The start time for that game has been moved up 30 minutes.Email Jim Salisbury at email@example.com