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Thru 6: Nats still trail 2-1, now raining

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[UPDATE: Well, that was the shortest rain delay I’ve ever seen: 19 minutes. We’re back up and running.]

It’s still 2-1 Marlins here in Miami after six innings. Jordan Zimmermann bounced back from his rough third inning to hold Florida scoreless over the next three. He’s sitting on 100 pitches right now, and Sean Burnett was warming up as the sixth ended, so you’ve got to wonder whether that’ll be it for him.

And what do you know, as I type this in the top of the seventh, the skies have absolutely opened and the players have been cleared from the field. It’s pouring. There are about 20,000 summer camp kids here today, and they’re screaming as they try to run for cover and escape through the handful of tunnels in the lower deck.

This would be the third straight game in Miami delayed by rain. By my unofficial count, this is at least the 17th Nationals game this season that has been delayed, postponed, suspended or called early because of rain.

Yes, Adam Dunn had it right: The baseball gods really do hate the Nationals.

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