The second game of the Nationals' and Dodgers' doubleheader has been canceled. It will only be played at the end of the season if the Dodgers are still in the playoff race.
The Nationals will keep their pitching rotation the same for the weekend, starting Tom Milone on Friday, John Lannan on Saturday and Stephen Strasburg on Sunday. That means Strasburg will still make his second start of the season at home.
It also means the Nationals will likely lose a home date and miss a chance at a split with the Dodgers after losing the first game of the series 7-4. Drew Storen gave up three runs in the ninth inning of the loss, after the Nationals failed to get a hit in 6 1/3 innings against the Dodgers' bullpen.
"I'm not going to sit here and make excuses," Storen said. "I didn't get it done. It's just one of those days."
Storen gave up a two-run double to Tony Gwynn Jr. in the ninth inning that put the Dodgers ahead for good.
"It's a first-pitch fastball. It was just belt-high over the plate," Storen said. "He put a good swing on it. It was an awful pitch. I've just got to get that down. I'm trying to get that down, get a ground ball and I just left it up. It's about having command, and I just didn't have it."
The Nationals will be back on the field tomorrow night against the Astros.