The series finale between the Nationals and Phillies this afternoon has been postponed, as rain continues to soak Citizens Bank Park.
The teams will make up the game in a split doubleheader on Sept. 20. That means they'll play four games in September in Philadelphia, instead of three. And that means it's more likely Stephen Strasburg would make a start in the park where he was mowing through the Phillies' lineup last year before tearing his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Those of you who have read this blog for a while know I'm a big fan of the Strasburg-vs.-Phillies-in-Philadelphia matchup. It's just good theater.
Anyway, no baseball today, and with the Nationals' off-day tomorrow, their next game will be on Tuesday night against the Reds at Nationals Park. Tomorrow, of course, will be all about the Nationals' annual 11th-hour negotiations with Scott Boras - this time over not one, but three, draft picks (Anthony Rendon, Alex Meyer and Brian Goodwin).
For some reason, the theater there isn't quite as compelling.