The New York Yankees’ game against the Atlanta Braves has been postponed because of inclement weather
The New York Yankees’ game against the Atlanta Braves was postponed Tuesday night because of inclement weather, delaying the debut of Ian Anderson and the return of Aaron Judge and Ronald Acuña Jr.
Anderson, the No. 3 overall pick in 2016 and the Braves’ top pitching prospect, was set to face New York ace Gerrit Cole (4-0). Cole has a 20-game winning streak in the regular season, one of the longest in baseball history.
But heavy rains rolled through Atlanta throughout the day, and the forecast didn’t improve much as game time approached. Just before the scheduled first pitch, the game was postponed and a doubleheader was scheduled for Wednesday between the interleague opponents.
Both teams activated key players from the injured list before the game. Judge was set to return from an injured calf, while the Braves activated their young slugger Acuña after two weeks on the IL with an ailing wrist. Atlanta also brought back Nick Markakis, who went on the injured list after potentially being exposed to COVID-19.
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