PHILADELPHIA -- Rain forced the postponement of the
Philadelphia Phillies' game against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday,
delaying Brett Myers' first start at home since his arrest for
The game will be replayed as part of a day-night doubleheader on
Sept. 2, with the first game set to begin at 1:05 p.m. and the
nightcap scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
The teams play Sunday night. Myers (6-3) will oppose Horacio Ramirez (5-3).
Myers was arrested last month for allegedly striking his wife,
Kim, in the face on a Boston street corner. The Phillies came under
heavy criticism for allowing Myers to pitch against the Red Sox a
day after the incident.
Myers pleaded not guilty to the charges and was placed on the
temporary inactive list a few days after pitching against Boston.
He returned to the Phillies last week, and pitched seven solid
innings in a victory at San Francisco last Sunday.
The Braves would've been without their two most dangerous
hitters, Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones. Chipper Jones, who has a
20-game hitting streak, injured his left side early in Friday
night's game. Andruw Jones was a late scratch because of a sore
back. Both players are day-to-day.