Washington Nationals vs Minnesota Twins: Series Opener Postponed; Split Doubleheader On Sunday

USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Nationals' brass can concentrate on the 2013 MLB Draft this afternoon now that the series opener with the one-time Washington Senators has been postponed due to rain. The Nats and the Minnesota Twins will make up today's game in a doubleheader on Sunday.

Left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez was scheduled to go Thursday night against the New York Mets... Nope. So the Washington Nationals' lefty was pushed back to tonight's matchup with the Minnesota Twins. Yeah, no. The Nats made the decision to postpone tonight's game early today which almost guarantees clear skies tonight in the nation's capital... OK, the forecast from the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang has a 100% chance of rain throughout the day today, so the Nationals made the move to postpone tonight's series opener with the AL Central's Twinkies:

No word on what the Nationals will do with their pitchers or when the game will be made up yet. The Nats and Twins have a 4:05 pm EDT game scheduled tomorrow and Blues Traveler is supposed to play after the game, so a double header on Sunday or make-up game Monday is more likely though that's pure speculation for now...

• [ed. note - Actually the Nationals just made the announcement on the make up date..."]:

Tonight’s Nationals-Twins game scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The team will play a split doubleheader Sunday, June 9 with tonight’s make-up game beginning at 7:05 p.m.* The two games against the Twins on June 9 will require separate admission.

Fans with game tickets to tonight’s postponed contest may use their original tickets for the 7:05 p.m. make-up game on June 9. Those unable to attend the 7:05 p.m. game on June 9 can exchange their tickets for any remaining regular or value home game during the 2013 regular season. Exchanged tickets will be issued from available inventory in the closest pricing category of equal or lesser value to the original seats. **"

You can read the Nats' entire press release (when it's posted) HERE for more info.

In the meantime you can tune in as the 2013 MLB Draft continues this afternoon. The Nats' first pick of the draft last night was the 68th overall pick. Their next pick is 105th overall, the final selection of the third round. Jake Johansen, a right-hander out of Dallas Baptist University, was the Nationals' first pick last night.

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