“Consistent rain throughout the day has left the field conditions unplayable,” the Nats wrote in a press release on tonight’s postponement, “... and the impending forecast for this evening includes flash flood warnings.”
The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Sunday, with the first of two games played at the regular scheduled start time (1:35 PM EDT) and the makeup game at 7:05 PM EDT in Nationals Park.
Tanner Roark was scheduled to start tonight’s game, and according to the Nationals he will start tomorrow night’s game, (don’t look ahead at the weather), so Erick Fedde’s MLB debut will presumably be pushed back to Sunday as the Nats noted that the rotation will remain on turn, so the 24-year-old, 2014 1st Round pick will likely start the 7:05 PM makeup game.
Fedde hasn’t officially been called up yet, but the Nationals, and Nats’ skipper Dusty Baker announced early this week that the top pitching prospect in the organization would take Stephen Strasburg’s spot in the rotation with Strasburg placed on the 10-Day DL yesterday.
Edwin Jackson, originally listed as the starter for Sunday’s 1:35 PM game is scheduled to start one of the two games as well.
More info on the Nationals’ rotation and the team’s plans for the doubleheader when it is available.