WASHINGTON (AP) – The Philadelphia Phillies’ game at the Washington Nationals scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed due to rain as the remnants of Hurricane Ida passed through the Mid-Atlantic.
The game, the NL East rivals’ last meeting this year, will take place on Thursday at 13.05
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Neither team immediately announced their pitching plans, but both were able to push their scheduled Wednesday starts back one-day right-handed Aaron Nola (7-7, 4.30 ERA) for Philadelphia and right-handed Paolo Espino (4-4, 4.13) to Washington.
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The postponement also gives Phillies catcher JT Realmuto an extra day off. Realmuto left Sunday’s match with soreness in his left ankle and have not played since. He had started at first base for the first time this season to fill the gap caused by a season-ending injury to Rhys Hoskins. Philadelphia manager Joe Girardi said Realmuto could have played Tuesday, but with the possibility of Wednesday rain, he thought it would be prudent to keep the All-Star out for an extra day.
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