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Game 150: Orioles at Nats (Postponed)

Sep 21, 2015, 3:34 PM EDT

Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

You know, it wasn’t all that long ago that a series between the Nationals and Orioles in late-September looked like something to get excited about. Now … not so much. Technically, both clubs are still alive. Realistically, both clubs need a miracle. (The Nats’ playoff odds currently stand at 2.1 percent, according to Fangraphs; the Orioles’ odds stand at 0.2 percent.)

The Nationals have, however, won seven of their last eight. They’ll be sending Gio Gonzalez to the mound, coming off a 12-strikeout start in Philadelphia. Ubaldo Jimenez starts for the Orioles, who have won eight of their last 12. Updates to come, so please check back…

UPDATE AT 8:17 P.M. — The game has been postponed due to rain. It will be made up at 4:05 p.m. Thursday.

Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 92.7 FM, 94.3 FM, 106.7 FM, 980 AM, 1500 AM, XM 183/869
Weather: Chance of rain, 68 degrees, Wind 9 mph in from CF

2B Anthony Rendon
3B Yunel Escobar
RF Bryce Harper
LF Jayson Werth
1B Clint Robinson
SS Ian Desmond
CF Michael Taylor
C Jose Lobaton
LHP Gio Gonzalez

ORIOLES (73-76)
LF Nolan Reimold
3B Manny Machado
1B Chris Davis
RF Steve Pearce
2B Jonathan Schoop
C Caleb Joseph
SS J.J. Hardy
CF Junior Lake
RHP Ubaldo Jimenez

HP Brian O’Nora (cc)
1B Mark Ripperger
2B Ed Hickox
3B Alan Porter

6:30 p.m. — Well, it’s been raining pretty steadily since about 4:30 p.m., and the announcement just came that the start of the game is being delayed. Stay tuned.

8:17 p.m. — The game has been postponed due to rain. It will be made up at 4:05 p.m. Thursday.

  1. nats106 - Sep 21, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Just don’t pitch to Wieters, Gio. That is, if he plays…..

  2. thecynicin408 - Sep 21, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    I’ve got 2 tix for tonight that I won’t be able to use. If anyone can use them, I can email to you to print out.

    Check the drinksowed spreadsheet under the tab contact bbs

    • thecynicin408 - Sep 21, 2015 at 6:46 PM

      I’m going to take this down from the spreadsheet now.

  3. natsfan1a - Sep 21, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Okay, Gio. Let’s keep this going. Go, GIO! Go, NATS!!

  4. ArVAFan - Sep 21, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    So, we have more than 10 times the chance to make the playoffs vs. the O’s?

    Hey, the season will be over soon enough–as long as they’re playing well, the games are worth watching. Baseball is better than no baseball. Sez me. See you at the Park.

    • patrickthand - Sep 21, 2015 at 5:02 PM

      And 10 times the Nats chances a few days ago, when they also were at .3%. Only 2% chance Nats go 10-3 while Mets go 4-9 (which would get them into a one-game playoff for NL East title)? I’ll take that bet at 50-1.

    • Candide - Sep 21, 2015 at 7:25 PM

      Hah, we laugh scornfully at your 2.1% chances. Listen to this important public service message to the Mets about Bryce Harper.

    • adcwonk - Sep 22, 2015 at 9:18 AM

      I distinctly remember when (in 2007) the Mets had a 97% chance of winning the division. And didn’t. That’s why Mets fans are way more nervous now that they need to be.





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