Fifteen years ago today, America changed forever on 9-11-2001. Baseball became a part of bringing America back together. Baseball is America’s game, and we had no baseball in Washington D.C. at that time as many were probably watching Mike Piazza when baseball resumed.
The Nationals do not have any current players who were in the Major Leagues 15 years ago as Jayson Werth made his debut in 2002. Mike Maddux retired in 2000. Matt LeCroy is the Nats manager for Double-A Harrisburg, and he was a Twins call-up in September 2001. Dusty Baker of course was managing the San Francisco Giants in 2001.
The Nationals will be holding a pre-game ceremony for 9-11.
The Nationals sent out a message to the press and via Twitter for fans to allow extra time getting to the stadium.
Due to special events commemorating 9/11, you may need extra time to travel to and from the ballpark today. https://t.co/zLjUL6L4c5
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 11, 2016
Today’s game features dueling lefties with Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Adam Morgan for the Phillies. Today is the last game of the season against the Phillies and the season series favors the Nationals at a record of 13-5.
Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 1:35 pm EDT
TV: MASN2, CSN-Phil, MLB.TV
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):
- Trea Turner CF
- Jayson Werth LF
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Bryce Harper RF
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Wilson Ramos C
- Ryan Zimmerman 1B
- Danny Espinosa SS
- Gio Gonzalez LHP