Phillies Weather Update: Spencer Turnbull's Phillies debut in jeopardy

The Phillies' newest rotation member might have to wait to make his debut.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds might be rained out on Tuesday
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds might be rained out on Tuesday / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages
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It looks like Mother Nature has had enough of the Philadelphia Phillies early season struggles.

Updated: The Phillies and Reds will attempt to get tonight's game in.

After having their Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves rained out last Thursday, the weather report for Tuesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds could be a problem. The current forecast calls for a cold, soggy night, but there is hope that the rain will let up around 7:00 p.m. ET.

The Phillies dropped the series opener on Monday in demoralizing extra-innings fashion, and were hoping to be able to dust themselves off for a rematch tonight. The Phillies and Reds are scheduled to begin tonight's game at 6:40 p.m. ET, but they'll need a break in the rain to do so. Even if the game happens, with a delay, it will be around 46 degrees at game time.

Wednesday's forecast doesn't look great either with rain forecast throughout the day. So if they don't get the game in tonight, there's a good chance this series is over, at least until a make up game, or games, can be scheduled.

Phillies Weather Update: Will there be a rain delay for Spencer Turnbull's Phillies debut?

Spencer Turnbull, signed as a rotation depth piece this offseason, is scheduled to make his Phillies debut tonight. Getting an Opening Day roster spot due to Taijuan Walker's shoulder impingement, the 31-year-old is looking to get his career back on track after injuries have derailed him in recent years.

Formerly with the Detroit Tigers, Turnbull had his promising 2021 season cut short by Tommy John surgery. In nine starts for the Tigers that season, the former second-round pick posted a 2.88 ERA and 0.98 WHIP over 50 innings, including throwing the eighth no-hitter in Tigers history.

Turnbull had an impressive spring training for the Phillies, pitching to a 2.25 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 12 strikeouts to two walks through eight innings. Unfortunately, the right-hander might just have to wait to make his Phillies debut thanks to the wet spring weather in Philadelphia .

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