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Weather washes out Mets-Phils on Saturday

Doubleheader set for Aug. 16; Phillies' pitching plans TBA
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PHILADELPHIA -- Saturday's game between the Mets and Phillies was postponed due to rain. It will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Thursday, Aug. 16.

Rain began falling at Citizens Bank Park shortly after the game's originally scheduled 7:05 p.m. ET first pitch. The storm worsened later in the night, prompting an official rainout announcement just after 8 p.m.

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PHILADELPHIA -- Saturday's game between the Mets and Phillies was postponed due to rain. It will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Thursday, Aug. 16.

Rain began falling at Citizens Bank Park shortly after the game's originally scheduled 7:05 p.m. ET first pitch. The storm worsened later in the night, prompting an official rainout announcement just after 8 p.m.

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The series wraps up Sunday at 1:35 p.m., and the Phillies' pitching plans were still to be announced. Zach Eflin was the starter scheduled for Saturday, while Aaron Nola had been penciled in for Sunday.

Tweet from @Phillies: Tonight���s game has been postponed. See below for details. pic.twitter.com/jOdS1qvHPs

The Mets will stick with right-hander Jacob deGrom, pushing Noah Syndergaard (Saturday's scheduled starter) back to Tuesday.

Eflin, who was called up in place of injured righty Ben Lively, has a 0.71 ERA in two starts with the Phillies this season. Nola, meanwhile, struck out a career-best 12 batters in his last outing against the Giants as he lowered his season ERA to 2.05.

Video: SF@PHI: Nola fans 12 over 7 innings of one-run ball

The Phillies have a scheduled off-day Monday before starting a two-game set against the Orioles in Baltimore on Tuesday.

Stephen Pianovich is a contributor to MLB.com based in Philadelphia.

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