The rain is coming down pretty good here at Nationals Park, and there’s no end in sight. A quick glance at weather.com shows there’s a 100 percent chance of rain through 9 p.m., then diminishing to 70 percent after that. The radar screen shows a massive green blob across the mid-Atlantic, and the majority of it is still heading this way.
So what’s the chance of tonight’s game against the Phillies being played? I don’t think it looks good.
Weather aside, there’s two other good reasons for the Nats to postpone:
1. This is already going to be one of the smallest crowds of the year. The second home game almost always is, especially on a Wednesday night in April with bad weather.
2. The Caps are hosting Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Rangers at the same time. Giving even less interest and attention to this game.
I’ll keep you posted on any weather-related updates, but my guess is we’re going to have a day-night doubleheader sometime in the future.