Nationals-Pirates start will be delayed (updated)

PITTSBURGH - At some point, the Nationals and Pirates will begin their three-game series at PNC Park. But 24 hours after the series was supposed to begin, we’re still waiting for baseball.

Tonight’s 7:05 p.m. start has been delayed, with the field dry at the moment but a series of storms on the way. The Nationals and Pirates are already making up Friday’s game on Monday night, and they’ll get off to a late start tonight, too.

We’ll keep you posted on a start time.

UPDATE AT 7:44 P.M.: The tarp is coming off the field, and they’re shooting for an 8:15 start here. There’s still rain in the forecast, but once again, we’ve been sitting around, not playing baseball under relatively dry skies, rather than trying to start and seeing how far the game goes before rain crops up. But we should finally see baseball here shortly.