The series opener between the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals was rained out Friday night at Nationals Park. It’s been rescheduled for a split doubleheader Sunday.
The first game Sunday, originally scheduled to start at 1:35 p.m., will now begin at 1:05. The second game will start at 7:05, and tickets from the rainout will be honored for the 7:05 start.
Pitchers Edwin Jackson and Chris Stratton were scheduled to start Friday. But at about 6:40 p.m., the grounds crew rolled the Skittles-themed tarp onto the field and the scoreboard told fans that inclement weather was on the way. The tarp would never come off.
Because the Giants aren’t coming back to Washington this season, Major League Baseball was to decide whether to suspend the game. The delay went on for an hour, then two, with no announcement. At about 9:15 p.m., San Francisco Manager Bruce Bochy was informed that the game had been postponed. Giants players had already started leaving the stadium. An official announcement was made about 30 minutes later.
The Nationals will push back Jackson to start Saturday’s game, which is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
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