(From an MLB news release) Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig said: "While obviously we want to finish Game Five as soon as possible, the forecast for today does not allow for us to continue the game this evening. We are closely monitoring tomorrow's forecast and will continue to monitor the weather on an hourly basis. We will advise fans as soon as we are able to make any final decisions with respect to tomorrow's schedule." Game time for tomorrow is tentatively set for 8:37 p.m. ET. Dates for Game 6 and Game 7 have not been determined.
Beerleaguer: I'll never belittle dome baseball again. Rain is not really in the forecast tomorrow, so Wednesday looks like a go for the final 3 1/2 innings of Game 5. Because of the schedule change, Cole Hamels, who only made 75 pitches last night, could be in line to pitch a potential Friday Game 7, but it would be on three-days rest. Pitching on full rest is not out of the question for Hamels should the weather not cooperate tomorrow or if baseball schedules Game 6 for Friday and Game 7 for Saturday, but it seems like a longshot. Jamie Moyer and Joe Blanton would be on full rest for a Thursday Game 6 and Friday Game 7 should Charlie Manuel decide to use Brett Myers to work the completion of Game 5.
There will be no greater tactical test in Phillies baseball history than how Cholly handles these next few days.