Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Unplayable--True Doubleheader June 4th
That was one heavy rain and lightning storm. The playing field at Nationals Park was a total quagmire.
The downpour so hard you could probably have swam in short rightfield.
The Nationals First Base Dugout was flooding and an employee was bailing water.
No way Our Washington Nationals and The San Francisco Giants could have started. The field was totally unplayable.
The Result--A True Doubleheader tomorrow beginning at 4:35PM. Gates will open at 2PM. The ticket to be used will be those dated June 4th, 2009. Tonight's tickets and parking passes can be turned in for any other game this season, except for The Boston Red Sox Series. No word on what Full Season Ticket Holders are supposed to do with their game tickets from tonight's postponement.
Ladies Night, in which 1000 tickets have been sold, will go on as planned beginning at 4:30PM. Those attending Ladies Night in Garage B can also still take in the game--sort of like The Wrigley Field View--from the parking structure's rooftop. Not sure about player appearances, since a game will be going on.
The Giants' Randy Johnson will go for his 300th Win by starting in the first game--the 4:35PM Start.
Highlights for tonight's dowpour--someone running on the field, evading security for a while before sliding head first into home plate on the tarp.
And Ryan Zimmerman taking some swings with Rick Eckstein in the indoor batting cage. Even better--swinging lefthanded--and the Z-Man was stroking line drive after line drive. Ryan looked comfortable and relaxed from the left side of the batter's box.
Here's The Press Release from Our Washington Nationals.
TONIGHT’S NATIONALS-GIANTS GAME AT NATIONALS PARK POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN
TRADITIONAL DOUBLEHEADER TO BE PLAYED TOMORROW AT 4:35 P.M.
Tonight’s Nationals-Giants game scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park in Washington , DC , has been postponed due to rain.
The game will be made up on Thursday, June 4, as part of a traditional 4:35 p.m. doubleheader. The Center Field gates to Nationals Park will open at 2:00 p.m.
Nationals right-handed pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (2-2, 6.07) will get the starting nod in Thursday’s 4:35 p.m. contest, with left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler (0-1, 4.80) starting tomorrow’s nightcap, which will begin approximately 25 minutes after the completion of the first game.
All tickets for tonight’s postponed contest, including season tickets, will be treated as rain checks and can be exchanged for same priced tickets for any future 2009 Nationals home game, excluding the three-game series against the Boston Red Sox on June 23, 24 and 25. All rain check exchanges are subject to availability. Tickets can be exchanged at any Nationals Park box office. Nationals Park box office hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Parking passes for tonight’s postponed contest can be used for any future 2009 Nationals home game, excluding the three-game series against the Boston Red Sox on June 23, 24 and 25. All parking passes are subject to availability.
The first Ladies Night of the 2009 season will go on according to schedule on the Roof Top Party Deck beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for Ladies Night must be presented for entry to the Roof Top Deck. Tickets to this event are sold out.