Too Cold + Too Snowy = Rescheduled Game 3 of NLDS
"I think when I got up this morning kind of early I walked downstairs and I walked outside, it was pretty cold," Manuel said. "It was snowing. And somebody told me it was 17 degrees. And I thought to myself, 'Well, how much can it warm up today?' And the smart guy that I am, I said, 'Well, it's probably going to get to 20.' So I figured it might be a little bit too cold to play baseball."
With an extra day of rest, Charlie Manuel decided to go with JA Happ tonight in Colorado (10:07 first pitch). Happ threw a 4-hit shutout when he faced the Rockies earlier this season, so this seems to be a wise decision. Monday's game time still isn't determined, although it'll have to be a day game because game 5 is in Philly (if necessary) on Tuesday. Lee will be pitching tomorrow, with Hamels slotted for Tuesday. Meaning the Phils are sending nothing but lefties to the mound against the Rox, something they struggled with during the regular season. Jason Hammel counters for Colorado, where he had a 5.73 home ERA in 2009.