Remember when the Braves almost never were rained out at home? This is two in the last month. (There was also the awful game in New York that should have been called, the game in which both Andruw and Chipper were hurt on a wet infield. I say we should sue the umpires.)
The Braves will play a doubleheader with the Pirates in September. Shane Reynolds (who hasn’t pitched in ages) will start tomorrow. Horacio Ramirez is getting pushed back to fill Hampton’s spot Wednesday. The Braves aren’t going to disable Hampton for now, which is dumb, because at most he’d lose one start if they did — they’re thinking next weekend at Seattle — but if they don’t they’re playing short a man.