Rain Causes Postponement Of Braves Vs. Philadelphia

Julio Teheran To Start Wednesday

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Julio Teheran will pitch Wednesday instead of Tuesday.
Julio Teheran will pitch Wednesday instead of Tuesday.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

PHILADELPHIA -- With rain already falling on Citizens Bank Park and an even worse forecast for later in the night, the Braves' game against the Phillies on Tuesday was postponed.

Instead of playing two games on Wednesday, the game will be made up as part of a four-game series from June 27-29 at Citizens Bank Park, although the specific date has not been announced.

Given an option, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez would have preferred to play a doubleheader Wednesday.

The Braves will skip starter David Hale and go with Julio Teheran in Wednesday night's 7:05 game against the Phillies -- who will hold their Jackie Robinson salute during that game, with both teams wearing No. 42 jerseys.

The move will keep Hale available out of the bullpen on Wednesday and Thursday and sets him up as the starter on Sunday at Citi Field in New York.

For the Braves, one of the benefits of the rainout is the status of Craig Kimbrel, who was held out of the last two games with shoulder soreness. Kimbrel -- whose 144 career saves, including a perfect 5-for-5 this season, leaves him 10 from the franchise record of 154 held by John Smoltz -- first felt the soreness on Saturday but did throw on Tuesday before the rain began to fall.

---- Source: MLB.com

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