The all too familiar sight of the tarp on the field. See if you can follow what happened to today’s originally scheduled doubleheader. With the remnants of Hurricane Ian heading to Washington, D.C. they decided on Thursday to make today a single afternoon game and make Friday a split-day/night doubleheader, but last night’s game was rained out. So here we are again back to another split-day/night doubleheader. Once again, things do not look good on the weather forecast right now.
The Washington Nationals will try to continue their role of spoiler, and today’s opponent is the Philadelphia Phillies. They hold a narrow ½ game lead in the loss column over the Milwaukee Brewers for the final Wild Card slot. The Phillies had dropped five straight games before their win over the Nats yesterday to end that losing streak.
The Nationals could use a long winning streak to end their season on a high note after Wednesday’s spirited walk-off win against the Braves pushed them out of a first place tie, so the Nats are trying to wreak havoc on the NL East playoff picture.
The Washington Nationals called up RHP Tommy Romero as their 29th man yesterday’s doubleheader, and he will keep that designation for today. As of now, Romero is listed as the Nats’ starter for the second game of today’s doubleheader. Of course all of that is weather permitting. As of now, it will be Anibal Sanchez starting the first game of today’s doubleheader.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 1:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN2; NBC Sports Philadelphia, MLB App (out-of-network only)
Nats Radio: 106.7 The Fan and via the MLB app
Lineups (subject to change without notice):