Less than half an hour before first pitch, the tarp remains on the infield at Citizens Bank Park. There is optimism that the game will be played tonight, but a delay is inevitable. The Phillies haven’t issued any word of a delay, but it sounds like first pitch will be coming closer to 8 p.m. than 7:05.
Once the game begins, Ross Detwiler will make his second start since coming off the disabled list with an oblique strain. He’ll face Cliff Lee, who hasn’t started against the Nationals yet this season. Last year, Lee allowed the Nationals three runs in 20 innings while striking out 19 and walking one. Talk about the game right here.