Sep 21, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT
[The game has been postponed due to rain. They will play a doubleheader Sunday with 1:35 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. start times]
After being scratched before his last two starts, Stephen Strasburg (7-9, 2.96) will give it a go tonight in what will likely be his second to last outing of the 2013 season. Rain is in the forecast, but the outlook has improved throughout the day. As of now, weather.com calls for a ten percent chance of rain at 7 p.m. and 30 percent at 8 p.m. This being the Nats’ final weekend at home this year, they will surely try to fit this one in as best they can.
Davey Johnson will be honored before the game with a ceremony on the field. They are expected to show a five minute tribute video for what has been an illustrious major league career. Johnson will be back tomorrow for his final home game as a manager in this, his 30th season in a major league dugout (13 as a player, 17 as a skipper).
Strasburg faces the Marlins for the fifth time this season on Saturday. He’s actually found trouble against Miami this year, holding a 5.82 ERA through 17 total innings.
Pitching for the Marlins is right-hander Tom Koehler who got blasted by the Nationals on Aug. 29, allowing six runs in five innings at Nats Park. The Nationals took home a 9-0 victory that day.
Stay tuned for updates throughout the game…
MIAMI MARLINS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500 AM), XM 184
Weather: Chance of T-storms, 75 degrees, Wind 11 mph RF to LF
CF Denard Span
3B Ryan Zimmerman
RF Jayson Werth
LF Bryce Harper
SS Ian Desmond
1B Adam LaRoche
C Wilson Ramos
2B Steve Lombardozzi
RHP Stephen Strasburg
2B Donovan Solano
3B Ed Lucas
LF Christian Yelich
RF Giancarlo Stanton
CF Justin Ruggiano
1B Logan Morrison
SS Adeiny Hechavarria
C Koyie Hill
RHP Tom Koehler
HP Fieldin Culbreth
1B Adrian Johnson
2B Bill Welke
3B Brian O’Nora
10:46 p.m. — We’re going on Hour 4 of this rain delay, and it’s been quite a long night in the pressbox. It has apparently been a long one in the clubhouses as well. Check out this tweet from Harper moments ago:
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) September 22, 2013
And here’s an instagram video from Giancarlo Stanton, showing how the Marlins are passing the time:
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NL POSTSEASON SCHEDULE
WED: Giants at Pirates, 8:07 p.m. (ESPN)
FRI: Game 1, Pirates at Nats, 12:07 p.m.,
OR Giants at Nats, 3:07 p.m. (FS1)
SAT: Game 2, PIT/SF at Nats, 5:37 p.m. (FS1)
MON: Game 3, Nats at PIT/SF, TBA (MLBN)
TUE: Game 4, Nats at PIT/SF, TBA (FS1)*
OCT. 9: Game 5, PIT/SF at Nats, TBA (FS1)*
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WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.
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