A couple days off to rest and recoup is nice, sure. But this? This is getting ridiculous. It’s been six days now since the Washington Nationals last completed a game. They played those five and a half innings against the New York Yankees on Tuesday ... but that’s it for actual action since last Sunday in Arizona.
“The one day off was nice,” Davey Martinez said before Friday’s game was postponed, as quoted by Washington Post writer Jorge Castillo.
“Our bullpen can use it,” he said, “... but now it’s getting a little bit to where we want to play. But the weather is not cooperating, so that’s out of our hands.”
Dodgers’ skipper Dave Roberts told reporters everyone involved was confident they could get all three games in this weekend one way or another.
“Pretty confident,” Roberts said, “whether we have to delay a little bit the first game and make a long day even longer potentially. I think we’re confident we’ll get all three in this weekend.”
“I know that if we don’t get in two tomorrow,” he added, as quoted by MLB.com’s Ben Standig, “then a doubleheader on Sunday is a possibility.
“And now you’re looking at the June 4 mutual off-day. We haven’t really found common ground on that.”
Max Scherzer was supposed to start the series opener with the Dodgers last night in the nation’s capital, but he’s been pushed back to the second game of today’s doubleheader instead, with Tanner Roark getting the ball for the first.
Roark is coming off a seven-inning outing against the Diamondbacks in Chase Field which saw the 31-year-old right-hander hold the D-backs to one run on four hits, striking out just four in a 107-pitch effort.
Scherzer will take the mound for the nightcap, which they are totally going to play...