Why the Nationals are playing at 5:05 p.m. Sunday

August 17, 2014

Nationals Park. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Many readers have asked why the Nationals are playing Sunday’s game at 5:05 p.m. instead of the standard 1:35 p.m. We asked the Nationals for an answer, and below is their answer via a spokeswoman:

“As we did last season, we are testing out a later game time as it will be a much cooler temperature for our fans and players. Many other teams have done the same thing.”

The temperature during the first inning on Sunday was 85 degrees.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.
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James Wagner · August 17, 2014