Postponed & Pedro

After a 90 minute rain delay, the umpires decided to postpone the Phillies and Marlins game. The Marlins led 2-0 after one and a half innings. The lead will be erased (will start at 0-0) once the game is made up. No make up date has been announced, although late September is a possibility.

Also, Joe Blanton will start on Tuesday night.

Pedro Martinez took the next step to be in the Phillies rotation by throwing a 55-pitch bullpen session. Despite not throwing for a week after a fluid injection for an arthrogram, Pedro was pleased with the session saying it went better than he thought. Martinez felt little soreness in his shoulder, but was able to throw all his pitches. Charlie Manuel said Pedro had good command.

"You know, since I've been here, I just get the feeling that we're going to win
every night," Martinez said. "This team is so relaxed and is so confident that
it seems like we're going to win every day. I can do whatever, and we're going
to win. That's it. I can just take off in the fourth, fifth inning, and they're
going to win."

Pedro should feel confident. The Phillies are 2-0 since the Phillies inked Martinez to a one year deal on July 15. No date has been scheduled for when he will rehab in a minor league game nor has their been a timetable as to when he makes his Phillies debut.

In former Phillie news, the Los Angeles Angels released Rudy Seanez. The 40 year old was signed to a minor league contract in May.


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