Around 30 minutes before the scheduled start time for the first game of the Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies’ four-game series in D.C., the Nationals announced that the game was being postponed, “... due to severe weather that is forecasted for the area this evening.”
The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Wednesday, July 24th, with the first game beginning at 1:05 p.m and the second game set for 7:05 p.m. EDT in D.C.
As several reporters, including MASN’s Byron Kerr noted that, “Major League Baseball made the decision to postpone Monday’s contest because of the threat of inclement weather, not the Nationals,” adding that, “... per League policy, the umpires and Major League Baseball make such postponement decisions for games scheduled after the All-Star break.”
Erick Fedde was set to start tonight’s game, but the Nationals announced tonight that, it will be Stephen Strasburg going on regular rest tomorrow night as scheduled when the series officially kicks off at 7:05 PM EDT (weather permitting).
Strasburg is unbeaten in his last five outings going into the matchup with Colorado with a 2.84 ERA, eight walks, 34 Ks, and a .238/.295/.328 line against heading into the matchup.
Peter Lambert who was scheduled to go tonight will still start for the Rockies.
The two teams played three in Coors Field earlier this season, with the Rockies taking two of three at home.
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