Braves vs. Padres Rain Delay - 5/18/24: Updates, start time

Rain, rain....go away please. The Braves have baseball to play.

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UPDATE: The Braves-Padres game has been postponed

Unfortunately, Mother Nature did not cooperate and Saturday's contest between the Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres has been postponed. The two teams will square off in a doubleheader on Monday to make up the game.

Game one will begin at 12:20 p.m. EST and game two will start at 6:20 p.m. EST. Bryce Elder was slated to start Saturday's game and has been announced as the starter for Sunday's game instead. Sunday's game has a 7:10 p.m. start and will be broadcast Nationally on ESPN.

Braves vs. Padres Rain Delay: Updates, Start Time

The Atlanta Braves' offense couldn't get much of anything going against the Padres on Friday evening as Matt Waldron's knuckleball proved elusive. With Austin Riley out of the lineup again on Saturday as well as Travis d'Arnaud, it is up to Bryce Elder to try and get the Braves back on track with Yu Darvish on the mound for San Diego. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans as we are in a rain delay.

Anyone that lives in the metro Atlanta area who also has windows knows that the weather rolling through from the west is not ideal for, well, anything. There is a strong line of thunderstorms with heavy rain that is making things difficult.

However, a quick and very-not-expert look at the radar forecast does have the line moving reasonably quickly west to east and with the Braves' other postponements earlier in the season and the undesirability of having Sunday being a doubleheader instead of getting all the limelight for Sunday Night Baseball, they are certainly going to do try their best to get this game in.

The biggest question is whether or not this system dumps so much rain that the outfield becomes unplayable. However, our guess is that they will start the game and try to get it in even if fans have to wait a while for it to begin. Make sure you keep refreshing this page with updates including if they ultimately decide to just call the game and try again tomorrow or later in the season. Mother Nature just gets in the way of all of our fun.

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