Tuesday's Bucs-Reds game rained out

Scheduled starter Nicasio will now pitch in Wednesday's contest

Tuesday's Bucs-Reds game rained out

CINCINNATI -- After a 55-minute delay, Tuesday night's game between the Pirates and Reds was postponed due to inclement weather.

Rain pelted Great American Ball Park for most of Tuesday afternoon, forcing both clubs to get in their pregame work before their regularly scheduled batting practice. A storm system continued to move through the area, delaying the 7:10 p.m. ET start and eventually leading the Reds to call off the game.

Pittsburgh and Cincinnati will meet again Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. ET. Right-handers Juan Nicasio and Alfredo Simon, scheduled to start Tuesday, will now pitch Wednesday night.

There will not be a doubleheader on Wednesday, nor will the Pirates and Reds meet on the clubs' mutual off-day Thursday. Neither club announced any further details about a potential makeup game. Following this trip, the Pirates are not scheduled to return to Cincinnati this season until Sept. 16-18.

With Nicasio pushed back a day, the Pirates will start Francisco Liriano, Jeff Locke and Gerrit Cole against the Cubs this weekend at Wrigley Field.

Oddly enough, Nicasio's ERA climbed from 3.16 to 4.02 on Tuesday even though he didn't pitch. Major League Baseball changed an Andrew McCutchen error during Nicasio's May 4 start to a hit, so Nicasio finished the day with three more earned runs on his ledger.

Fans with tickets to Tuesday's game may present their same ticket for the rescheduled game with no exchange necessary. Tickets may also be exchanged for a remaining 2016 regular-season home game (exclusions apply), subject to availability. Ticket exchanges can be made at Great American Ball Park ticket windows throughout the regular season or by mail.

For more information regarding Tuesday's game and for ticket exchange exclusions, fans can visit reds.com/rainout.

Adam Berry has covered the Pirates for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.