Braves rained out in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — Rhys Hoskins took a rain check on going deep.
Hoskins’ thunderous bat got the day off at a cold and damp Citizens Bank Park when Tuesday night’s game between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies was postponed.
He has two chances to end August with the best month by a rookie in team history. The Braves and Phillies will play a single-admission doubleheader today. The first game will start at 12:05 p.m. and all gates will open at 11:05 a.m.
The Phillies, winners of two straight, have the worst record in baseball. The Braves have lost three in a row and seven of 10.
Philadelphia sends Jerad Eickhoff to the mound against R.A. Dickey in the opener. Mark Leiter gets the start against Atlanta’s Julio Teheran in the second game.
It could be a long final month of the season for the Phillies, who could be on their way to 95 losses again. But there are positive signs through the gloomy nights.
The Braves have taken a beating since they were .500 (45-45) on July 16, going an MLB-worst 12-27.