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Cubs, Braves postponed, no makeup date announced

It rains in the area around SunTrust Park. A lot.

The Cubs and Braves avoided rain delays and/or postponements for the first two games of their series in Atlanta, but Thursday night’s game didn’t have the same luck:

Tonight’s #Braves vs. #Cubs game rained out, to be made up at a later date TBD.

— David O’Brien (@DOBrienAJC) May 18, 2018

The teams have no common off days remaining that wouldn’t break the 20-consecutive-day rule, except September 13. The problem with that: it’s in the middle of a Cubs homestand, and unlikely that they’d agree to fly to Atlanta for one game in that circumstance.

I haven’t checked the teams’ schedules for this, but they could try an unusual way of making up this game, and that would be to have the Cubs go to Atlanta on a day when they’re off, but the Braves aren’t, and thus the Braves would play a split doubleheader against two different teams.

This has been done before, on rare occasions when circumstances are similar to this: no more games between the two teams and no reasonable common off days. The last time this was done was September 25, 2000, between the …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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