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Nationals notes: Nationals vs Mets postponed; doubleheader Saturday; Nats dismiss two

There's a lot going on with the nation's capital's Nats tonight. The Washington Nationals' series opener with the New York Mets was washed out by rain. Doubleheader tomorrow. Also, the Nationals reportedly dismissed two members of the front office.

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The series opener between the Washington Nationals and New York Mets in Citi Field was postponed by rain and it will reportedly be made up tomorrow afternoon at 1:10 PM as part of a split doubleheader with the second game set to start at 7:10 PM EDT as scheduled. According to the Nationals, lefty Gio Gonzalez will start the first game of two and right-hander Max Scherzer will pitch in the nightcap:

The postponement of tonight's game isn't the only news coming out of NatsTown tonight.

While's Jon Heyman reported earlier today that manager Matt Williams is likely to be let go at the end of the season, there are already changes happening in the Nationals' front office...'s Bill Ladson was the first to report tonight that Bill Singer, a special assistant to GM Mike Rizzo, and Bob Johnson, an advance scout, had been let go:

Washington Post writer James Wagner has since confirmed the news on Singer:

Singer served as Director of Pro Scouting for the Nationals and was bumped up to Director of International Scouting and Special Assistant to the President of Baseball Operations and GM last December.

The Nationals brought Singer in as one of a group of hires in 2006, at the same time they signed Rizzo to become an Assistant GM to then-general manager Jim Bowden.

Is this just the start of the changes to come for the disappointing Nationals? What's next?