- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Washington Nationals’ game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday was postponed because of unseasonably cold weather and rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader on May 14.

The Nationals said the wind chill was predicted to be in the upper 20s to low 30s on Saturday at the scheduled 4:05 p.m. first pitch.

The game was called off about three and a half hours before the start and neither the Nationals (2-1) nor the Marlins (1-2) made their manager or players available to speak to the media.

The teams had an off day Friday after Miami won Washington’s home opener, 6-4, on Thursday.

Both clubs said the pitchers who were supposed to start Saturday will be on the mound on Sunday: Washington’s Joe Ross against Miami’s Tom Koehler.



The Nationals said opening day starter Max Scherzer will pitch Monday against the Atlanta Braves, delaying Gio Gonzalez’s season debut until Tuesday at the earliest. Gonzalez hasn’t pitched in a game since a March 27 spring training exhibition.

Reigning National League MVP Bryce Harper heads into Sunday with 99 career home runs for Washington. He has five home runs in 24 career at-bats against Koehler.

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