Nationals-Braves game postponed due to severe weather (updated)

Tonight’s game between the Nationals and Braves has been postponed due to severe weather in the area.

Details on a makeup date have not yet been announced, but I will obviously pass them along as soon as I hear anything.

Conditions in the area have been terrible tonight, and it’s been raining nearly nonstop for the last couple hours. There have been tornado warnings nearby, as well.

Update: Tonight’s game will not be made up during this homestand, and will instead be pushed back later in the season.

Manager Davey Johnson said August is a possibility for the rescheduled game. The Braves are scheduled to play three games at Nats Park from Aug. 20-22.

Johnson announced that he will not make a change in his rotation. He will use Stephen Strasburg for tomorrow’s game, and will bump Gio Gonzalez back to Sunday.

The Braves will make a rotation adjustment however; they’ll skip lefty Mike Minor, who was scheduled to start tonight, and will go with righties Brandon Beachy (Saturday) and Tommy Hanson (Sunday) for the shortened series.

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