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Braves, Mets play double-header today

Braves, Mets play double-header today

Braves, Mets play double-header today

A bat boy looks the weather radar, ri...

The New York Mets and Atlanta Braves game Friday night was postponed by rain.
    The teams will play a traditional doubleheader Saturday, with the first game beginning at
4:10 p.m. The second game will start approximately 30 minutes after the end of the first game.
    The announcement of the postponement, following a delay of 55 minutes, came shortly after fans were advised the National Weather Service had issued a severe storm warning for Atlanta and a tornado warning for North
    Friday night's scheduled starters — Atlanta's Derek Lowe and New York's D.J. Carrasco — will start Saturday's first game.
    Atlanta's Jair Jurrjens will make his season debut in the second game against New York's Mike Pelfrey.
    The storm is expected to pass through Atlanta this morning, leaving clear skies for the doubleheader.
    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez approved of the plan to make up the game as soon as possible instead of later in the season when the Mets return to Atlanta.
    "Let's play it," Gonzalez said. "You don't know what the weather is going to be like in June or September."

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