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Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves’ series finale in Truist Park postponed by rain

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No baseball tonight. Or tomorrow. Sads. You’ll have to wait till Friday night for the Nationals to return...

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With rain falling in Atlanta, Georgia as tonight’s series finale with between the Washington Nationals and the Braves was set to begin, the teams decided to postpone the matchup.

“Tonight’s game at Atlanta has been postponed due to weather,” the Nationals’ PR team said in a press release, and it has been, “... rescheduled as a traditional doubleheader on Friday, Sept. 4th, starting at 4:10 pm ET.”

Washington and Atlanta split the first two games of the season between the NL East rivals, but the Nationals are scheduled to make another trip to Truist Park in three weeks, (Sept 4-6) so they will just make it up then.

Up next for the Nationals is a five-game set with the Miami Marlins in the nation’s capital, starting with Friday night’s matchup at 6:05 PM ET in Nationals Park.

We’re waiting to see if there are any updates to the pitching matchups for the series opener with the Fish, but it’s supposed to be Patrick Corbin and Elieser Hernandez in the first one this Friday.

Nats’ skipper Davey Martinez told reporters earlier this afternoon that he’s still deciding on a starter for the second game of the day on Saturday, for which the Nationals will be the road team at home as they make up a game that had to be postponed earlier this season due to an outbreak of COVID-19 on the Marlins’ roster.

“Obviously the first game is going to be Max [Scherzer], so we’ll see who starts that second game, we’re still talking about it,” Martinez explained.

They’ll play, as per the rules for this pandemic season, two seven-inning games on Saturday.

“We’re weighing all our options right now to see who we could start the second game,” the Nationals’ manager added.

Erick Fedde was set to start tonight’s game, stepping into Stephen Strasburg’s spot in the rotation after Strasburg landed on the 10-Day IL this past weekend.

Martinez and Co. on the Nationals’ bench will have to decide how they line things up, but for now, there’s a flight home from Atlanta for the team which finished its first road trip of this 60-game season 5-4 after splitting a four-game set in New York, winning two of three with Baltimore and splitting the two games they got in with Braves.

Martinez’s club is 9-12 overall on the season heading into this weekends games with Miami in D.C.