WASHINGTON (AP) — As they pursue their uphill wild-card bid into the season's final week, the Nationals had another opponent to contend with Saturday night:
After a lengthy wait, persistent rain finally forced the postponement of the Nationals game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
The teams, and a few thousand fans, waited nearly four hours from the 7:05 scheduled start time before an announcement was made shortly before 11 p.m.
The game was rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader Sunday with the first game starting at 1:35 p.m. and the second at 7:05 p.m.
Washington plays in St. Louis Monday night, while Miami hosts Philadelphia.
Neither team's clubhouse was open to the media after the postponement was announced.
"I'd like to call it early and play a doubleheader. It's easier on everybody," Washington manager Davey Johnson said Saturday afternoon. "That said, we'll probably be here until 1 (a.m.)."
Marlins manager Mike Redmond also said he expected that the teams would wait it out.
"From what I've heard, I think they want to play it tonight. Nobody really wants to play a doubleheader on our getaway day. I think we'll sit this one out, wait it out and see what happens," he said.
Cut pounds of stomach fat every week by using this 1 weird old tip.