The Phillies and Marlins are currently slated for a 1PM start down at Citizens Bank Park. There's rain in the forecast all day though, and the evening game has already been postponed, along with tomorrow's everything. If the heavy rain can manage to hold off until after 4ish, a battened down Delaware Valley would probably appreciate an erasure of last night's slamming loss.
If the game is played, Roy Halladay is set to face Anibal Sanchez, a righty we're all plenty familiar with by now. Something (countless weather-related tweets?) tells me that baseball today is a long shot.
Update: At approximately 1:17 p.m., public address announcer Dan Baker informed those brave souls at Citizens Bank Park that the game has been cancelled.
Talk is now moving toward how to fit in these games with the Marlins before the end of the season, what to do with the order of the Phillies rotation, and how the Phillies will even get to Cincinnati for their upcoming series with the Reds.
Missanelli and Clark have joined T-Mac and Wheels from the Sugar House Casino for what they're calling "The Phillies No-Game Show." Speaking of hunkering down, prepare yourself for an afternoon of improvised cancellation coverage.
With now zero Philadelphia sports on the agenda for this weekend, we'll be posting some random goods in the hope of entertaining you before the power goes out and the world ends. Stay tuned and we'll try to have some fun. --Nick
Sixers point guard T.J. McConnell is doubtful for Wednesday's home game against the Raptors with a right wrist sprain.
McConnell was in a splint at practice Tuesday and said he would try to play but would leave it up to the medical staff.
McConnell is averaging 4.8 points and 5.4 assists in 38 games. The Sixers went 5-2 in the last seven games he started before his injury, and won 113-104 in Milwaukee without him. Sergio Rodriguez started at PG in McConnell's place and had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Chasson Randle backed up the point and had 10 points and a pair of threes.
Big men update
Joel Embiid did not practice Tuesday and is listed as probable for Wednesday night when the Sixers (13-26) host the Raptors (27-13).
“Joel Embiid ... was a little bit, had the flu,” Brett Brown said.
Brown also added that he does not think Embiid's minutes limit will increase beyond 28 this season.
Jahlil Okafor (probable) did not participate in practice and received treatment. Brown said Okafor had soreness. Gerald Henderson is also probable and had an individualized workout Tuesday.
So far, 2017 has been a pretty big year for Wayne Simmonds.
In addition to being named to his first All-Star team this year, Simmonds clearly had big plans on how to spend his bye week away from hockey, before returning to play the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. He popped the question to his girlfriend, Crystal Corey, and she said yes.
Simmonds announced the engagement on his Instagram.
It could be good news for the Flyers, too. Simmonds is the second Flyer to get engaged this season after Claude Giroux popped the question in December after winning three in a row. The Flyers made the winning streak an even 10 after. Congratulations, Wayne!