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Braves-Marlins finale postponed, to be made up in Aug. 13 doubleheader

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The Braves’ mid-August crunch gets even more brutal as a result

MLB: Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The rain, rain did not, in fact, go away, at least not tonight. As a result, tonight’s series finale against the Marlins has been postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Monday, August 13.

This unfortunate rainout creates even more of a scheduling quagmire for the Braves in mid-August. The Braves were originally scheduled to play 20 straight days between August 7 and August 26. A rainout in Washington in June then pushed that number to 21 games in 20 days thanks to a doubleheader scheduled for August 7 (next Tuesday). Now, with this game being rescheduled to the last series the Marlins play in Atlanta, the Braves will need to play 22 games in 20 days instead.

The Braves will enjoy what respite they can today before heading to New York to begin a four-game set with the Mets tomorrow. After that, they have a scheduled off-day before four games in three days in Washington, followed by a homestand that features three against the Brewers, four against the Marlins (with the doubleheader), and four against the Rockies. They then head out for another road trip with three in Pittsburgh and four in Miami until a merciful off day on the 27th. They finish August at home with a two-game set against the Rays, followed by a makeup game as the Cubs come to town.

The Braves have not yet announced how today’s rainout affects the rotation, but it seems likely that Anibal Sanchez will take his scheduled turn tomorrow as the Mets series kicks off.