The Washington Times - August 21, 2011, 03:19PM

Nationals (and Phillies) fans at the ballpark this weekend have gotten their fair share of soaking rain. A 2-hour, 22-minute rain delay pushed Friday’s game well into the night, and another hit Sunday just after 3 p.m.

The delay, which started at 3:18 followed several minutes of lightning strikes putting on a show beyond the outfield side of the stadium and near Capitol Hill. Many fans took cover before the strong storm started.

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When the game was delayed, Roy Halladay had finished five full innings for the Phillies, allowing two runs on seven hits. Nats starter Chien-Ming Wang got into the sixth inning, allowing three runs on five hits. He gave up two homers and struck out four.

Update: The delay ended with a pitch from Nats lefty reliever Tom Gorzelanny after 1 hour, 11 minutes. Fairfax native Michael Schwimer relieved Halladay for the Phillies and gave up a home run to Danny Espinosa on his second major league pitch.