Chiefs rained out, announce future time changes

Syracuse to play two doubleheaders in July

Josh Roenicke is scheduled to start on Thursday for the Chiefs. (Rick Nelson)

By Syracuse Chiefs | June 25, 2014 2:39 PM ET

The Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, were rained out of a scheduled doubleheader against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Wednesday afternoon. The Chiefs and IronPigs will make up the two games on Saturday, July 19th and Sunday, July 20th with doubleheaders at 5:00 on both days at NBT Bank Stadium.

Fans with tickets to Tuesday's or Wednesday's doubleheader can redeem their tickets for any regular-season game of equal or lesser value for the rest of the season.

Saturday, July 19th is Wedding Night presented by Crowne Plaza. Paul Stasko and Brittany Buck, competitors on Good Morning America's "Epic Wedding Showdown", will now be married in between games of the doubleheader.

The scheduled Winning Wednesday prizes - a VIP membership to Pole Position Raceway, a pair of Ultimate Canyon combo tickets to Wonder Works, a "Burger a Month" for one year and t-shirt from Bull and Bear and two tickets to Brad Paisley at the New York State Fair - will be given out during Thursday's 6:00 doubleheader. Thursday doubles as a $1.00 Thursday presented by 95X.

In addition, the Chiefs have officially changed game times for two Sundays later in the season. Game times for Sunday, July 27th vs. Gwinnett and Sunday, August 10th vs. Louisville have each been moved up to 1:05 PM.

"Our fans here in Syracuse wanted more day games", said general manager Jason Smorol, "so we're playing more day games! We're looking forward to some earlier entertainment later on this summer."

Syracuse begins a two-day, three-game series against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with a doubleheader on Thursday at NBT Bank Stadium. Right-handers Josh Roenicke and Manny Delcarmen will take the mound for the Chiefs against RailRiders right-hander Bryan Mitchell and a pitcher to be determined. First pitch of game one is set for 6:00.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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