The Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles were scheduled to begin their three-game set at 7:05 PM in the nation's capital, but rain delayed the start of tonight's game and eventually led to its postponement.
After a little over an hour in a rain delay, the Nationals announced on Twitter that the game will be postponed and made up on Thursday afternoon at 4:05 PM EDT:
Tonight's #Nats - #Orioles game has been postponed. It will be made up on Thursday afternoon at 4:05 pm.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 22, 2015
Gio Gonzalez and Ubaldo Jimenez were set to start the first game of three in D.C., but there was no immediate, official word on who will start tomorrow night's game, which is scheduled to begin at 7:05 PM, though both Gonzalez and Jimenez are listed as the starters for Tuesday's game on MLB.com.
The Nationals took two of three from the Orioles in OPACY earlier this season, but Baltimore currently leads the all-time series between the regional "rivals" 30-23, with a 17-11 record at home in Oriole Park and a 13-12 record in D.C. and a 10-9 record in Nationals Park since it opened in 2008.
When Nats' skipper Matt Williams spoke to reporters after tonight's game, he did, in fact, confirm that Gio Gonzalez will get the start tomorrow, though he left it open as to how he may rearrange the rotation going forward:
Gio Gonzalez will start tomorrow. #Nats not announcing anything beyond that. Have option to reshuffle rotation.— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) September 22, 2015
Gio Gonzalez will start tomorrow. That's as far as Matt Williams would go. They could potentially move Jordan Zimmermann up to Thurs. #Nats— Chris Johnson (@masnCJ) September 22, 2015
Gio will pitch Tuesday. Williams indicated they may then shuffle things to set things up for the last series in New York. No specifics.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) September 22, 2015
The Orioles announced that Jimenez will start tomorrow night as well:
#Orioles pitching will stay the same, Jimenez, Tuesday, Tillman, Wednesday and Wilson Thursday. #Nats have Gio Gonzalez on Tues. Rest TBA.— Rich Dubroff (@RichDubroffCSN) September 22, 2015