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 #Nats and #Mets will play a doubleheader tomorrow. Gio Gonzalez will throw at 1:10 pm and Max Scherzer will start at 7:10 pm— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 2, 2015
Tonight’s game has been postponed. It will be made up as part of a separate admission doubleheader tomorrow. More details to follow.— New York Mets (@Mets) October 2, 2015
The postponement of tonight's game isn't the only news coming out of NatsTown tonight.
While CBSSports.com'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...
MLB.com'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:
Source: The #Nationals have dismissed Bill Singer, who was a special assistant to GM Mike Rizzo, and advanced scout Bob Johnson. #Nats #MLB— William Ladson (@washingnats) October 2, 2015
Washington Post writer James Wagner has since confirmed the news on Singer:
Nats have let go of Bill Singer, special asst. to GM (and former pro scouting director). Had been with Nats for 9 years. @washingnats first.— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) October 2, 2015
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?