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Mets-Phillies postponed due to Tropical Storm Hanna

Sep 6, 2008 - 5:48 PM FLUSHING, New York (Ticker) -- The New York Mets took no chances with an expected dreary forecast as they postponed Saturday's game against the National League East rival Philadelphia Phillies.

Heavy rain and wind from Tropical Storm Hanna is predicted for the New York area later Saturday.

The game has been rescheduled as a part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday. The first game will start at 2:15 p.m. before the normally scheduled contest at 8:05 p.m.

In the first game, a pair of veterans will be on the mound as Philadelphia's Jamie Moyer (12-7, 3.80 ERA) opposes Pedro Martinez (5-3, 5.07). A pair of aces take the hill in the night game as the Phillies send Cole Hamels (12-8, 3.01) against Johan Santana (12-7, 2.71).

Brett Myers struck out 10 in eight dominant innings in Friday's series opener as the Phillies picked up a crucial 3-0 victory. The win moved Philadelphia (77-64) within two games of the first-place Mets (79-62).

Last season, the Mets endured a historic collapse, squandering a seven-game lead with 17 games remaining as the Phillies won their first division title since 1993.