The Nationals have returned to Washington to play one exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers before they head even further north for Opening Day in New York. Ready to see the Nats face Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler and the Tigers? Well, weather may have something to say about that.
It looks like there is a very good chance of rain throughout the afternoon. Basically, it doesn't look good for the game to be played.
Here is a look at the hourly outlook from weather.com:
That's at least a 70 percent chance of precipitation throughout the afternoon and first pitch is at 2:05 p.m. All they need is a window of a few hours to play the game, but that's a lot of rain.
The Nationals have a game to play in New York on Monday and plan to travel there later on after Saturday's game. The Tigers have a matchup with the Royals in Detroit on Monday, as well.
Will we get the game in? If you are planning to attend, it's probably a good idea to bring an umbrella or a rain jacket. It may be a messy afternoon. Either way, I'll be there. Look for the final game thread before the real games start. Happy baseball, everyone.