A 12:35 game on a Tuesday afternoon vs. the Astros in May? An afternoon game before school is out? What are the odds that a large number of people are going to be willing to take a day off work, or keep their kids out of school, to see this game? If there are 10,000 people at today’s game, I’d be surprised. This two-game series vs. Houston is the only time this season that the Astros will play in DC, which is all the more reason why this early start time was stupid.
Last time I checked the score, it was 10-10 at the bottom of the 9th inning. In other words, a pitchers’ duel!
UPDATE: still 10-10, bottom of the 11th, Elijah Dukes on 1st, no outs, Josh Willingham on deck…AND THERE’S A RAIN DELAY!!!
FINAL UPDATE: the game was suspended. It will resume in Houston on July 9th, with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning and the score tied, 10-10, but the Nationals will be the “home” team.
I’m confused about something. Initial reports were that the stats from this game would not be official until the game is completed. And that makes sense to me…the game isn’t finished. But, per the Nationals Journal:
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, all statistics compiled during today’s game — which was suspended due to rain in the bottom of the 11th with the score tied 10-10 — are official….The official scorer inside the press box at Nationals Park initially had announced that today’s statistics would not be made official until the game was completed.
I’m glad the statistics from this game are official. I’m just not sure why. Is it because 9 innings were played?
At least the Nationals didn’t lose today. Actually, since the Nats won yesterday, and this was just a two-game series, does that mean that the Nationals can claim that they finally won their first series of the season? 😉