The Monday night game between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves has been postponed by the tragic shooting at the Navy Yard this morning. The game will be made up tomorrow as part of a split doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.
The official team press release:
All of us here in the Nationals organization were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic events that occurred this morning only a few blocks from Nationals Park. Our thoughts and prayers remain with our friends at the Navy Yard and those impacted by today’s incident.
In light of the circumstances, we have decided to postpone tonight’s game against the Braves. Additional information will be distributed in the coming hours.
The safety of our fans is our utmost priority. As we have throughout the day, the Nationals security personnel will continue to work closely with all levels of law enforcement to reinforce the already high level of security in place at Nationals Park and to ensure that our visitors always have a safe experience.