The Nationals made the announcement just after 12:00 PM EDT with rain still falling in the Nationals' home and the forecast calling for more of the same going forward this afternoon.
They also announced on Twitter that the game would be made up as part of a split doubleheader on May 14th:
The Nationals also announced that Joe Ross will be pushed back from today's planned outing to tomorrow's matchup with the Fish, with Max Scherzer going on Monday as scheduled. Tom Koehler will start for the Marlins as scheduled as well.
And just so this post is a little longer, here are some things Dusty Baker said about dealing with inclement weather over the last few days.
Baker talked before the home opener on Thursday about starting games with the threat of rain and how the team prepared knowing there might be delays.
"The weather man is usually wrong, number one," Baker said. "Number two, you don't want to get guys hurt but you know that you're going to have to play some games in the rain."
He talked after that game, about dealing with what ended up being an hour and twenty-five minute rain delay...
"When the rain comes, it's like a downer, then you're like, 'Awwww,' and then you've got to go sit in the clubhouse. But, you know, they had to sit in the clubhouse and do the same thing. We didn't know how long we were going to sit in the clubhouse.
"That's one of the things that you've got to deal with, especially in the Spring, Spring rains, and adverse weather.
"So you've got to deal with it. Like I said, these guys, I think they're pretty used to it, cause I didn't hear anybody complain or anything about the weather or rain delays.
"I mean, these guys are a pretty good bunch about not complaining, cause I really don't want to hear it anyway."