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Irene Forces Phils Into Doubleheader



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    LONDON - JANUARY 04: A man walks to work in freezing conditions on January 4, 2010 in London, England. Much of the UK is in the grip of freezing weather with snow and ice disrupting transport across the country as people return to work after the Christmas break. The MET office confirmed that the Christmas period has been the coldest for 25 years with temperatures as low as -17C being recorded in Scotland. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    Anyone planning on spending this Sunday at the ballpark should make other plans.

    That's because Mother Nature's wrath has forced the Phillies to move Sunday’s game against the Marlins to Saturday to be played as part of a day/night doubleheader.

    From the Phillies:

    All tickets for the August 28 game will be honored for entry into the August 27 day game, which begins at 1:05 p.m.  The ShopRite Back-to-School Cliff Lee Gym Bag giveaway for fans 14 and under will also take place at the afternoon game.  All gates, including Ashburn Alley, will open at 11:05 a.m. for the 1:05 p.m. game.

    The regularly scheduled game on August 27 will still begin at 7:05 p.m.  Fans holding tickets for August 27 should attend the 7:05 p.m. game.  All gates, including Ashburn Alley, will open at 6:05 p.m. for the second game.

    Get the latest on Irene at our weather page.

    Despite the change fans can at least look forward to some good starting pitching -- which should also help the Phils bullpen -- as Roy Halladay takes the hill in the day game and Lee goes at night.