Hurricane Irene is on its way up the coast, forcing the Phillies to postpone -- is that the right word here? -- Sunday's game against the Marlins and instead try a scheduled day-night doubleheader on Saturday.
Saturday's games will be played at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. The pitchers will be Roy Halladay in the opener and Cliff Lee in the nightcap. Not a shabby slate of pitching, huh?
Jim Thome: The Indians have been awarded the claim on the veteran slugger, who has played of course for both the Indians and the Phillies. If Thome does get dealt to the Tribe, the deal has to be completed by Friday at 1 p.m., notes Danny Knobler. Thome has a no-trade clause, as Ken Rosenthal points out, and he still hopes to end up in Philly. Thome, that is. Not Rosenthal.
Crybabies?: This is starting to make its way around the country. Sarge called the Mets "crybabies" during Wednesday's game following the very minor altercation between Placido Polanco and Mike Pelfrey. Is this even news? Terry Collins didn't seem too interested.