Pirates-Braves finale delayed due to rainfall

ATLANTA -- The start of Thursday night's game between the Braves and Pirates was delayed because of heavy rainfall that hit Turner Field approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled first pitch. The game is scheduled to start at 8:25 p.m. ET.

Fortunately, the rain began to fall and the tarp was placed on the field before either of the starting pitchers -- Pittsburgh's Ryan Vogelsong and Atlanta's Tyrell Jenkins -- had come on the field to begin their pregame warmup activities.

According to weather.com, the storm will likely pass through the area by 7:30 p.m. ET and the chance of rain decreases over the remainder of the night.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. Listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.