Tuesday Night Game Cancelled; Phillies Look For Second Straight Win In New York Wednesday
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By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Tuesday night Phillies game in New York has been postponed due to weather. The Phils will continue their series Wednesday as they look for a second straight win over the Mets. The Tuesday night game will be played Thursday in New York.
The Phillies got a terrific outing from Cliff Lee Monday night in the series opener as he bested R.A. Dickey in a 3-1 Phillies win. Lee allowed just one run in eight innings as he won his fourth consecutive decision and improved to 6-7. The win improved the Phillies to 74-74 and moved them to within 3 1/2 games of that second National League wildcard berth.
Right-hander Tyler Cloyd was scheduled to start for the Phillies Tuesday – he will now start Thursday’s game. The 25-year-old rookie is 1-1 with a 4.95 ERA in four starts since being called up from AAA. Last time out he pitched in Houston on short rest and got a no-decision, allowing three runs in three innings of work. Cloyd made his Major League debut against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park on August 29th – taking the loss, allowing three runs in six innings of work. Mets won that game 3-2.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Kevin Cooney of Calkins Media and phillyburbs.com…
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