Jul 18, 2015, 10:18 AM EDT
Okay, let’s try this again. After Friday night’s game was suspended due to lighting issues, the Nationals and Dodgers will resume play on Saturday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. The game will start in the top of the sixth inning with the Nationals leading 3-2.
There will be two games played today with the second one beginning at 4:05 p.m. Doug Fister (3-4, 4.08) and Clayton Kershaw (6-6, 2.85) will be the starters.
As a reminder about tickets, if you attended Friday’s game you will not be able to use those tickets for the resumed game today. Those tickets can be exchanged for later game in 2015, depending on availability. Those with tickets to Saturday’s 4:05 p.m. start can come early and watch both matchups. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.
Stay tuned for updates…
LOS ANGELES DODGERS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 2:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 853
Weather: Chance of storms, 91 degrees, Wind 7 mph in from RF
3B Yunel Escobar
2B Danny Espinosa
RF Bryce Harper
LF Clint Robinson
C Wilson Ramos
SS Ian Desmond
1B Tyler Moore
CF Michael Taylor
RHP Tanner Roark
CF Joc Pederson
2B Howie Kendrick
3B Justin Turner
1B Adrian Gonzalez
C Yasmani Grandal
RF Yasiel Puig
LF Andre Ethier
SS Jimmy Rollins
RHP Chin-Hui Tsao
HP Jim Wolf
1B Adrian Johnson
2B Bill Miller (cc)
3B Doug Eddings
2:05 p.m. — And we are… underway. The game has resumed after about 15 hours.
2:21 p.m. — The Nationals began the day with a 3-2 lead, but that didn’t last long after play resumed. Gonzalez smacked a solo homer to left field with one out in the top of the sixth to make it 3-3. The Nats then went down in order in the bottom half of the inning. Aaron Barrett will pitch next for the home team.
2:51 p.m. — The game remains 3-3, though the Nationals did get a very good chance in the bottom of the seventh. Escobar reached with one out on a misplay by Kendrick at second. He lofted a high pop-up to shallow right field and Kendrick lost it in the sun. The Sun Monster struck again. Harper then joined him on base by getting intentionally walked. Robinson followed that with a walk, but Ramos struck out to end the frame. Casey Janssen will now take over for the top of the eighth.
3:14 p.m. — The Nationals are back on top with a 5-3 lead as Drew Storen will take over looking for his 28th save. The two runs came on a pinch-hit homer by Matt den Dekker. He scored Taylor, who reached on a groundball in the previous at-bat.
3:27 p.m. — Nats win 5-3 and move to 49-39 on the season.
FINAL NL EAST STANDINGS
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MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.
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