Today’s District Daily discusses today’s rained-out game between the Washington Nationals and the Marlins and a new little league field in D.C. made possible by Ryan Zimmerman.
Good evening DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats news and opinions with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.
We start off today’s Daily with information on today’s rainout.
The Nationals hoped to even this weekend’s series against the Miami Marlins today in the second game of the season at Nationals Park. Unfortunately, mother nature had other plans. With wintry weather affecting the metro region early this morning and cold temperatures throughout the day, the Nationals decided to postpone the game.
The two teams will play a split doubleheader on May 14, with the first game starting at 1:05 p.m. ET.
Here’s the team’s official announcement of the postponement, which they made via Twitter earlier today:
Despite today’s postponement, Dusty Baker and the Nationals will not make any changes to the rotation and each starter will stay on turn. Joe Ross, who was set to make his season debut today, will instead pitch tomorrow in the series finale against Miami. Max Scherzer will get the ball on Monday as the team takes on the Braves.
The odd man out after today’s postponement is Gio Gonzalez, who will now have to wait even longer to make his 2016 season debut. The Nationals are essentially skipping his spot in the rotation in order to slot him in between Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. If Tuesday is Gonzalez’s first start of the season, he will have gone over two weeks without pitching in a game.
Also in today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Alex Putterman discusses ‘Ryan Zimmerman Field’ — a new little league ballpark in Washington, D.C. dedicated to the Face of the Franchise.
Be sure to check out the article below, it’s definitely worth a read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.
DC youth field dedicated in Zimmerman’s name
WASHINGTON — No rain, sleet or snow could halt the dedication of Ryan ZimmermanField in Capitol Hill on Saturday morning.
Zimmerman threw a perfect-strike ceremonial first pitch through thick raindrops to christen the new diamond, which will host the Capitol Hill Little League as well as other youth baseball programs in the city. The field is less than a mile from Nationals Park and is part of the Randall Recreation Center. Read full article here.