Padres-Braves Game Postponed by Rain, Lightning; Yu Darvish Scheduled to Start on Sunday

Military aircraft fly over Truist Park before a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres on Saturday in Atlanta.

ATLANTA (AP) — The game between the San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves on Saturday night was postponed by rain and lightning.

The teams will play a split doubleheader on Monday with a 6:20 p.m. game added to the previously scheduled 12:20 p.m. game.

Officials announced about five minutes before the scheduled first pitch that the start of the game was being delayed by inclement weather in the area.

The four-game series will continue on Sunday night.

Right-hander Yu Darvish had been scheduled to start for San Diego on Saturday night, but has been pushed back to Sunday.

The Padres planned to reinstate right-hander Joe Musgrove (right elbow inflammation) from the 15-day injured list for Sunday’s game. Instead, Musgrove’s return apparently will be pushed back to the Padres’ series at Cincinnati, which begins on Tuesday.

The Padres will have right-hander Dylan Cease and right-hander Randy Vasquez start Monday’s games.

The Braves have shifted Saturday night’s planned starter, right-hander Bryce Elder, to Sunday night.

Atlanta plans to have right-hander Reynaldo López and left-hander Chris Sale start Monday’s games. López was pushed back one day after originally being listed as Sunday night’s starter.