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Don’t count on watching Stephen Strasburg’s return tonight

Sep 6, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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I got all excited for the Strassurrection earlier, but my words appear as though they will be for naught.  That pic is the weather radar for Washington, D.C. at around 5PM this evening. Looking more widely, it only gets wetter after that. And it’s going to continue like that for a couple of days, it seems. Right now the chance of rain is listed at 90%, but methinks that’s just some weathermen being conservative.

Which is also bad news for games in Philly, New York and everywhere else up the eastern seaboard, thanks to the remains of Tropical Storm Lee.

Thank goodness most of the pennant races are history. The rescheduling that will have to go down will be bad enough as it is. At least we can chuck a couple of games here or there if we need be and not have it matter.

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Sep 6, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Phillies need another day off like a hole in the head…anyone up for like 28 games in 22 days?? Ugh.

    • yankeesfanlen - Sep 6, 2011 at 1:13 PM

      And another fight on our hands with Baltimore, too. Yanks may only get the game down there (another make-up) done Thursday, supposed to be a matinee tomorrow.

      • Panda Claus - Sep 6, 2011 at 1:20 PM

        And tossing a couple of games overboard still may not be enough to save the O’s from losing 100.

    • delawarephilliesfan - Sep 6, 2011 at 1:29 PM

      If tonight is rained out for the Phillies, it will not be made up unless the Phillies and Braves are tied at the end of the season. They will not make them play a DH tommorow, IMO

      Craig, not Tropical Storm Lee/Cliff Lee joke? You missed a lay up on that

      • Chris Fiorentino - Sep 6, 2011 at 1:31 PM

        I don’t know delaware…I tend to think the Phillies will make up every single home game they can because there is a lot of money lost if they don’t have 81 home games played. Money trumps guys being a little tired.

      • delawarephilliesfan - Sep 6, 2011 at 1:50 PM

        Well, it would have to be Day/Night tommorow, and my understanding is both teams have to agree. And you know Charlies feelings on Doubleheaders

      • atlsp - Sep 6, 2011 at 3:13 PM

        You also know the Braves are playing a makeup DH with the Mets on Thursday in NY (both games postponed due to Irene) before heading to STL on Friday. I highly doubt that MLB would force the Braves to play 5 games in 3 cities in 3 days…

      • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 6, 2011 at 3:43 PM

        That and the weather isn’t suppose to be any better tomorrow afternoon. There might be a window to get the game in.

    • clydeserra - Sep 6, 2011 at 5:50 PM

      Are you including the game that will be restarted in the 6th after successful protest?

  2. Kevin S. - Sep 6, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    So what you’re saying is I picked a bad week to do a three-gamr spree in DC and Baltimore? Fucksticks.

  3. nolanwiffle - Sep 6, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Get me Aquaman on the horn, stat!

    • cur68 - Sep 6, 2011 at 1:32 PM

      My thinking exactly. Never diss on a superhero. Those people have long memories and a big reach. Prepare for your Braves to get really wet for a while Craig.

  4. natstowngreg - Sep 6, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    And I have tickets for the games tonight and tomorrow night.

    *wanders off, grumbling*

    • natstowngreg - Sep 7, 2011 at 1:25 AM

      Nevermind. Tonight’s game was played, Strasburg pitched. Wednesday night’s game, who knows?

  5. Paul Zummo - Sep 6, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Supposed to go on Thursday, and now it looks like it might wind up being the game where he returns, although that game is in doubt as well.

  6. The Baseball Gods - Sep 6, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Since when did we all become weathermen here? A lot of baseball games are actually played in the rain, so as long as it is not pouring rain or lightning in the area they will still play the games. Radar doesn’t really tell you the whole story when it comes to how hard it is going to rain. Also, it’s worth to note that during the 7PM and 8PM hours in Philly there is only a 35% chance of rain.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Sep 6, 2011 at 5:30 PM

      That’s what I’m saying. I think there might be a window to get the Phillies game in. They need to whatever is necessary to get it in. As long as there isn’t a monsoon, I say play ball. Or lightning of course, as you said.

  7. natstowngreg - Sep 6, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    I expect the Nats to do everything they can to complete tonight’s and tomorrow night’s games because this is the Dodgers’ only visit. As for Strasburg starting, they’re not going to take any unnecessary risks.

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