- - Friday, April 6, 2018

The temperature was around the low 40s by the time the Harrisburg (PA) Senators, a farm team of the Nationals, ended its 13-inning win Thursday night in Bowie, Maryland, in the season opener.

The temperature is slated to be 44 temperatures at 9 p.m. Friday night around Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, when Triple-A Syracuse — the top minor league team of the Nats — is slated to open its International League season on the road against a Yankee farm club.

And rain and snow is in the forecast when the Washington Nationals are scheduled to host the New York Mets on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. at Nationals Park.


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Welcome to pro baseball in early April in the Northeast corridor.

“I live in Michigan, and I played at Miami of Ohio,” Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton said. “Nothing shocks me anymore. I have played in a lot of crap.”



The game-time temperature was 42 degrees when the Nationals began its Opening Day game on Thursday at Nationals Park. Last week, the Mets’ home opener was postponed due to snow in the New York area.

The Nationals lost 8-2 on Thursday as the New York Mets hit two homers, which were perhaps aided by the wind. Friday is an off day for both teams, and Saturday may be in doubt. The series finale is set for Sunday at 8:05 p.m., which means fans will be shivering by the final pitch if they elect to stick around for the entire game.

Coppin State athletics reported winds at around 40 miles per hour when the Eagles played Mount St. Mary’s in baseball on Wednesday in Hanover, Maryland, near Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

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