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Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Nationals-Pirates rained out

Today’s game between the Nationals and Pirates, scheduled for 1:05 p.m., has been postponed due to the heavy rain forecasted for this afternoon. No make-up date has been decided, and it should be announced within the coming days. The Pirates and Nationals will play a series July 1-3 at Nationals Park, so that is one possibility for a make-up game.

The Nationals will announce later today how the rain affects their pitching rotation. Today’s probable starter was Jordan Zimmermann, with Tom Gorzelanny and Livan Hernandez set to pitch Wednesday and Thursday in New York against the Mets.

The Nationals will also provide information for fans who purchased $2 tickets for today’s $2 Tuesday promotion.

One small, collateral benefit for the Nationals: So long as Ryan Zimmerman returns around mid-June as expected, they will play one less game with their best player on the disabled list.

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