Braves News: Wednesday's game against Phillies postponed, double-header scheduled on September 11th

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The Atlanta Braves second game at Citizens Bank ballpark has been postponed. The Braves were scheduled to face the Phillies for the second game of their series until the rain came along and never went away. The two teams will now play a double-header on September 11th.

The first pitch was originally scheduled for 6:40 p.m. EST until the Phillies social media accounts announced the game was moved back to 7:15 p.m. EST. Once we got well past that time, Braves fans had a lot of fun at the expense of the Phillies Twitter account.

The Braves are riding a current seven-game winning streak. Last night they put a halt to Philadelphia’s six-game win streak in their 4-2 win. The game saw a bounce-back performance from Spencer Strider and some long home runs from Austin Riley and Matt Olson. The victory put the Braves 21 games above the .500 mark and widened their lead over the third-place Phillies to nine games.

The reason to set the double-header in September rather than attempt one tomorrow is quite simple. The forecast for tomorrow in Philadelphia isn’t much better. We will have to see if the original starting matchup of Smith-Shawver versus Aaron Nola will be the matchup tomorrow, or if we will get the Bryce Elder versus Tijuan Walker matchup that was anticipated.

For now, we are hopeful that baseball is played at all tomorrow, but then again we can’t control Mother Nature. As of right now first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. EST. Hopefully, we get lucky enough to have a dry enough window to squeeze a baseball game in and witness our Atlanta Braves try to extend their seven-game win streak. Stay tuned here at the site as we will put on our weatherman caps and provide any updates for tomorrow’s forecast as they come in.