The Braves were approached about possibly taking part in a rare three-team doubleheader in case Sunday’s game at the Giants was postponed by rain.
Giants president Larry Baer tells the San Jose Mercury News the Braves were asked if they would be willing to return to San Francisco on Tuesday, an off-day, after playing in San Diego on Monday afternoon. The Braves and Giants would play at night, after the Giants’ regularly scheduled game against the Pirates in the afternoon. The Braves would then return to San Diego to resume their series with the Padres
The idea did not go anywhere, the paper reports, because the Braves want to keep Tuesday open if Monday’s game in San Diego is rained out. Wet weather is in the forecast.
Further, the Giants do not have a common off-day until Aug. 26, the Mercury News reports. A makeup on that date would force Atlanta to play for 34 consecutive days, and the players likely would be unwilling to do that.
Sunday’s game finally began after a four-hour delay.