Braves weather update: Series finale with White Sox postponed due to weather

The Braves vs. White Sox series finale has been postponed due to rain.

Atlanta Braves v Chicago White Sox
Atlanta Braves v Chicago White Sox / Nuccio DiNuzzo/GettyImages

The weather in Chicago the past couple of days has been something Atlanta is not exactly used to. Rain and heavy winds have made for uncomfortable conditions. On Wednesday, the conditions became too much to finish the series.

A little after 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time, the Atlanta Braves posted on X that the last game of the series has been postponed and will be played Thursday, June 27th at 4:10 p.m. ET.

After dominating game one with a great start from Charlie Morton, the team fell short in game two as Reynaldo Lopez made his Braves debut. Atlanta hoped to take the series from the White Sox on Wednesday and head home with a win. The Braves now depart Chicago to head home and prep for their first home series of the season against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Hopefully returning home to Truist Park, the Braves can get into a rhythm like they did early last season and never look back. The weather conditions up north this time of year can be challenging for a heavy-power offense like Atlanta when the ball doesn't seem to carry well. Hopefully, home-field advantage will come into play on Friday, allowing the Braves to get back in the win column.

Brian Snitker will now adjust the starting rotation to push everyone back a day, meaning Spencer Strider will start game one of the D-Backs series. This could be an advantage or disadvantage depending on perspective. Max Fried was originally slated to start the home opener on Friday but after a rough outing in Philly, an extra day of rest might be a good thing.

Either way, having this extra travel time will allow every starting pitcher to get at least one extra day of rest. During this point in the season, this could be beneficial. However, everyone is looking to get into mid-season form as quickly as possible, and not pitching on regular rest (whether that is short or long) can make things a little extra challenging.

As much as we all wanted to watch baseball today, the series finale getting postponed could be a good thing for the Atlanta Braves heading into the weekend.

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