Brewers-Braves postponed because of rain
Another rainout has forced the Atlanta Braves to schedule their
second traditional doubleheader of the young season.
The Braves game against the Milwaukee Brewers was postponed by
rain on Tuesday night. The teams will play a doubleheader on
Wednesday, beginning at 4 p.m.
Tuesday night’s game was postponed followed a rain delay of 1
hour, 28 minutes.
The Braves swept the New York Mets in a doubleheader on April 16
at Turner Field after a rain postponement the previous day.
The second twinbill is unusual for a team that has played only
13 home games.
”That’s Atlanta for you,” said Braves third baseman Chipper
Jones, who said the good news is the teams avoided a
”It’s hard to play for three hours and then sit for three hours
and then play again,” Jones said.
Jones, who has returned from the second major knee surgery of
his career this season, played both games of the April 16
doubleheader and said he plans to play both games on Wednesday.
Atlanta’s Tommy Hanson and Tim Hudson are scheduled to face
Milwaukee’s Marco Estrada and Zack Greinke.
Greinke, who opened the season on the disabled list with a
fractured left rib, will be making his debut for the Brewers. The
team will have to make a roster move to bring Greinke off the
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he had not decided if the team
would wait until after the first game to make the roster move.
”The first game may dictate what we’re going to do,” Roenicke
said. ”We may make a move before the first game. But we may wait.
I can’t tell you exactly what we’re going to do.”
It was the 19th game postponed this season, two shy of last
year’s total. The wet start again has forced Braves manager Fredi
Gonzalez to contemplate the ramifications a doubleheader will have
on his pitching staff for the second time in three weeks.
Gonzalez said either Hanson or Hudson might pitch on three days’
rest to keep the team from having to bring up a fill-in starter
from the minor leagues.
”We’ll kick it around,” Gonzalez said.
NOTES: Brewers OF Nyjer Morgan was reinstated from the 15-day
disabled list and was in the starting lineup, batting second and
playing center field. He is returning from a bruised right
quadriceps. … The Brewers placed LHP Zach Braddock on the 15-day
DL because of a sleep disorder. Roenicke said tests on Braddock the
last 10 days confirmed the disorder.