After waiting approximately 2 hours and 55 minutes, the Washington Nationals announced that tonight’s series opener with the Philadelphia Phillies has been postponed due to inclement weather in the nation’s capital.
The NL East division rivals will make it up as part of a split doubleheader on Wednesday (6/19) at 1:05 PM and 7:05 PM EDT after the first of four tomorrow night at 7:05 PM EDT in D.C.
As of now, the forecast for tomorrow isn’t much better, with rain predicted from noon on in Washington.
Nationals’ left-hander Patrick Corbin was set to start tonight’s matchup with the division’s second place team against Phillies’ right-hander Jake Arrieta.
Shortly after the announcement on tonight’s postponement, the Phillies confirmed that it would be Arrieta going tomorrow in the first game of the four-game set, and the Nationals said it will be Corbin going for them, though they didn’t provide any updates on how they will handle Wednesday’s twin bill or Thursday’s finale (another 7:05 PM game).
Erick Fedde, Max Scherzer, and Stephen Strasburg were originally set to start the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th games, respectively.
When there is an announcement on the plan for the rest of the series, we’ll be sure to share that information...