How the Phillies' new doubleheader-packed schedule could help, hurt them

How the Phillies' new doubleheader-packed schedule could help, hurt them

A few hours before the Phillies were prevented yet again from playing baseball on three consecutive days, Joe Girardi studied the new schedule Major League Baseball had drafted for his team and realized something. “You know, when I thought that we had it bad, you look at what’s going out with the Cardinals,” Girardi said. “You’ve seen what’s happened with the Marlins. The Cardinals get postponed again. We’ve played seven; I was thinking we had played the fewest games. They’ve only played five. So I can’t imagine what their schedule is going to look like, especially after this weekend. So you just have to deal with it.” The Phillies dealt with it again Friday night when it rained for a few hours. They could have played the Braves had they waited, but MLB does not want players and coaches congregating in confined spaces indoors during long rain delays. So, the Phillies will play a doubleheader Sunday, and that...
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