The Nationals aren’t making a habit of doubleheaders, but Mother Nature has forced their hands. This is the Nationals 3rd doubleheader in less than a month’s time since the July 30th Sunday twin bill against the Colorado Rockies. The Nationals then played an exciting duo of games on Sunday August 13th that ended in that walk-off winning grand slam by Howie Kendrick! It has been every two weeks since July 30th now that the Nats have played two games on a Sunday in Nats Park.
Today is just another Sunday in Nats Park that seems to be the norm with 2-games on the schedule and somewhere Ernie Banks is smiling with his signature “Let’s Play Two”. Erick Fedde was officially called up as the 26th player, and he will be the starter in game one with ex-Nat lefty Tommy Milone starting for the New York Mets. There was another roster move today, Rafael Bautista will take his place on the 25-man roster with AJ Cole optioned back to Triple-A Syracuse.
Ryan Zimmerman is back in the line-up for the Nationals, and after Adrian Sanchez was drilled in the chest, he spent the night in the hospital getting a CT scan and deemed healthy enough to be sent home. That is some great news.
New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park
1st Pitch: 1:35 pm EDT
TV: MASN2, SNY, MLB.TV
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® Sirius 218 XM 184 (Internet 869)
Line-up subject to change (without notice):
Here's how we're lining up for Game 1 this afternoon. #PlayersWeekend pic.twitter.com/fJ4ZX9uGQS
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 27, 2017