Today's matchup between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets has been postponed due to the rain in Queens. The teams will play a split doubleheader on Saturday, August 12th to make up for todays game.
This comes after the Braves and Mets were able to fit just five innings of baseball in yesterdays rain filled affair. Thankfully, the Braves baseball club scored enough runs just in time as the rain ended the game once it got through an official five innings. Three of those runs came courtesy of a Matt Olson three run bomb and helped secure a 4-0 Braves win, backed by Max Fried's amazing start.
Spencer Strider was set to face off against Tylor Megill today, but fans will have to wait a little longer before seeing their favorite mustached flamethrower take the mound once again. It is such a bummer because Strider is coming off one of the more impressive outings you see all season, in which he was five outs away from completing the first Braves no-hitter since 1994. Despite missing out on the no-hitter Strider finished with an impressive line of 8 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, and 13 Ks. It was an amazing game to be in attendance for to say the least as Strider exited the mound in Truist Park to a standing ovation.
One would hope Strider would get a chance to extend his franchise record nine consecutive starts with at least nine strikeouts, but the forecast for tomorrows game does not leave much to be desired. We shall see if we are fortunate enough to watch some Braves baseball tomorrow, so lets hope by some miracle the rain can exit Queens. Stay tuned here at the site as we will put our weatherman caps on and provide coverage on any updates to the game tomorrow and schedule for the season series against the rival New York Mets.