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It’s sunny in Philly

Posted Jun 23, 2012 by Roger Mooney

Updated Jun 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM

It’s sunny and somewhat cooler at Citizens Bank Park today as the Rays and Phillies prepare for a 4:05 start.

James Shields, who was scheduled to start Friday’s game that was postponed to Sunday night, will start today.

It appears under the new collective bargaining agreement that the Rays and Phillies are allowed to each add a player for Sunday’s day/night doubleheader. No word as of 12:30 from the Rays if they will do that.

Shields was warming up in the bullpen Friday night when the first of two thunderstorms blew through the area. He said he stopped throwing when the first drops of rain fell, turned to pitching coach Jim Hickey sand said, “This ain’t going to happen.”

It didn’t, of course. But Shields said throwing Friday night would not impact him negatively this afternoon.

“I throw 45 pitches every day in my throwing program,” Shields said Friday night. “I’m good to go.”

Lineups to come ...

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