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Phillies following path of Hurricane Irene

Phillies following path of Hurricane Irene

Phillies following path of Hurricane Irene
PHILADELPHIA -- With Hurricane Irene on her way up the East Coast, the Phillies will have to make several scheduling adjustments in the next few days.

The nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader -- which had been scheduled due to Sunday's postponement -- has already been postponed to Sept. 15 at a time to be announced. That was also the Phillies' only off-day in September, meaning starting Monday, they're scheduled to play 32 games over the final 31 days of the regular season.

The Phillies hope to fly to Cincinnati immediately after Saturday's game against the Marlins. If they must wait until Monday, their flight is scheduled to depart at 10:30 a.m. ET.

"There's also a risk about getting to Cincinnati on time for that game," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "We wanted to be sure the players got to where they needed to be rather than risk not being able to fly on Monday. We don't know how this storm is going to be."

Not many players have homes sitting in the hurricane's path, and some who do didn't sound too concerned about the Category 2 storm Friday afternoon.

"Just my dogs [will be there], they'll keep the fort," Ryan Madson quipped.

"Moved the patio furniture inside, that's about it," lefty Cliff Lee said. "Nothing else I can do."

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