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Snow day gives the Braves a breather
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A layer of snow covers the hat and shoulder of The Player, a statue outside Coors Field in Denver as a spring storm packing high winds and light snow swept over the intermountain West on Thursday. The storm forced the cancellation of a Major League Baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies. - photo by Associated Press
    DENVER — Tim Hudson didn’t mind waiting an extra day for his third start of the season.
    The Atlanta Braves pitcher was scheduled to start Thursday’s finale of a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies, but the game was postponed until June 16 because of snow.
    ‘‘It wouldn’t have been ideal conditions for me that’s for sure,’’ Hudson said. ‘‘I would have gone out there and done the best I could. I could definitely benefit from not going out there in 25-degree weather and snow flurries.’’
    The Braves will keep their rotation in order despite the postponement.
    ‘‘Just back it up,’’ manager Bobby Cox said.
    The postponement meant Hudson will not have to pitch at Coors Field, where he is 0-2 with a 13.00 ERA in two starts. In two starts at Turner Field against the Rockies, he has allowed just three runs in 22 innings.
    Instead of pitching against the Rockies, Hudson will take the mound at Nationals Park on Friday, where he pitched the opener against Washington on March 30.
    ‘‘It was nice; I really liked it,’’ Hudson said. ‘‘They still have some bugs they were working out on the visitors’ side.’’