ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves' home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks that was scheduled for Saturday night was postponed due to inclement weather.
A storm brought hail and heavy rain to Truist Park during the afternoon, and the probability of additional rain forced the postponement. The game will be made up with a doubleheader Sunday, when the first seven-inning game is scheduled for 1:20 p.m., with the second contest approximately 40 minutes after the conclusion of the first.
This is the Diamondbacks' first game postponed by weather since May 4-5, 2015, against the Colorado Rockies in Denver, ending a streak of 866 games without a weather postponement, the longest active stretch in Major League Baseball. (Arizona had a game postponed against Colorado on Aug. 27, 2020, in support of social justice and equality.)
On the injury front, Atlanta center fielder Cristian Pache (left groin) did not return to the MLB club despite his exit from the 10-day disabled list Saturday, when he was instead optioned to the team's alternate training site. The rookie was hitting only .133 in 11 games and will remain in Lawrenceville to work on his swing.
"There's not a timetable on it," Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. "We'd like for him to go down and get hot. ... He was struggling mightily when he was here."
Guillermo Heredia, hitting .286, will continue to start in center field.
Also on Saturday, the Braves reinstated left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly (left shoulder inflammation) from the 10-day injured list and optioned infielder Sean Kazmar Jr. to the alternate training site.