Well, last night went pretty pour-ly. See, what I did there? Ya know, with the rain? Anyway, it took a two and a half hour delay to force the O's and Nats to push their matchup all the way to August. In the meantime, the Yankees fell to the Indians 5-3; that's good. But later in the night Toronto would blank the Angels; 4-0. That is not so good.
Tonight, the weather looks nasty again. However, those ever reliable meteorologists in the area have indicated that the rain should subside right around the scheduled first pitch of 7:05. Each team's lineups came out very promptly and neither manager strayed from their scheduled starter. That usually means the game will get through all nine if it is played. But don't be surprised if there is a delay to begin things.
What is the opposite of the "rain dance"? Whatever it is, we all need to do it in the hours leading up to this game.
|Washington Nationals||Baltimore Orioles|
|CF Denard Span (L)||RF Nick Markakis (L)|
|3B Anthony Rendon (R)||LF Steve Pearce (R)|
|RF Jayson Werth (R)||CF Adam Jones (R)|
|1B Adam LaRoche (L)||DH Nelson Cruz (R)|
|DH Ryan Zimmerman (R)||1B Chris Davis (L)|
|LF Bryce Harper (L)||SS J.J. Hardy (R)|
|SS Ian Desmond (R)||3B Manny Machado (R)|
|C Wilson Ramos (R)||C Caleb Joseph (R)|
|2B Danny Espinosa (L)||2B Jonathan Schoop (R)|
|RHP Doug Fister||RHP Bud Norris|