Braves-Phillies postponed for Tuesday; make-up date TBA
ATLANTA — Tuesday night’s outing between the Braves and Phillies — the second of a four-game set — has been postponed, due to bad weather in Philadelphia and throughout the Northeast.
The Braves (9-4), winners of four straight, are still riding high from Monday’s crazy victory over Philly (6-7), in which Atlanta squandered a sizable lead in the 8th … and then rallied for a 9-6 win — thanks to Dan Uggla’s grand slam in the 9th.
At this time, no make-up date has been announced between the National League East rivals, who are slated to meet 18 more times this season.
Julio Teheran (1-1, 2.84 ERA) gets the nod against the Phillies on Wednesday (presumably opposite pitcher Cliff Lee).
As such, David Hale (Tuesday’s starting pitcher prior to the postponement) will likely work the Braves bullpen in the coming days, compensating for his skipped turn in the rotation.
Atlanta’s offense (five homers on Monday night), which has tallied 36 runs over the last five days, might not be in favor of Tuesday’s rainout.
But on the pitching end, the postponement buys another off day for All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel, who’s dealing with a sore right shoulder.