After battling rain for three days in Washington D.C., the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals finally succumbed to Mother Nature on Thursday. The two teams canceled the second game of a scheduled doubleheader Thursday night, with no makeup date announced. In all likelihood, both teams will end their season with 161 games played.
Tuesday, rain threatened the return of Stephen Strasburg, though both teams got the game in, albeit with a rain delay of about a half hour in the seventh inning. Wednesday's game was called due to rain about five and a half hours before the scheduled start, then MLB stepped in to try to get the game played, before ultimately postponing the game closer to game time.
That led to Thursday's doubleheader. The Dodgers won the opening game 7-4, but even that featured heavy rain drops as the game wore on. Dana Eveland and Ross Detwiler were the scheduled starters for the nightcap, but it appears Eveland will be skipped in the Dodgers rotation.
The Dodgers now have to fly cross country to San Francisco to face the Giants. Clayton Kershaw and Tim Lincecum square off in the opening game of the series on Friday night.
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