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Nationals Vs. Phillies: Series Finale Rained Out, Washington And Philadelphia To Play Doubleheader September 20th

The series finale between the Nationals and Phillies has been rained out. The two teams will make up the game as part of a split doubleheader on September 20.

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Sunday's series finale between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies has been rained out. Via Ben Goessling of MASN Sports:

The series finale between the Nationals and Phillies this afternoon has been postponed, as rain continues to soak Citizens Bank Park.


The teams will make up the game in a split doubleheader on Sept. 20. That means they'll play four games in September in Philadelphia, instead of three. And that means it's more likely Stephen Strasburg would make a start in the park where he was mowing through the Phillies' lineup last year before tearing his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Sunday's game would have pitted Washington's Chien-Ming Wang against Phillies ace Roy Halladay. Wang is now expected to face the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday at Nationals Park.

Kudos to Goessling for managing to work Stephen Strasburg into a rain delay notification. Strasmania is indeed at an all-time high, as his rehab starts have gone according to plan so far, and the thought of seeing him on a big league mound again, especially against the National League's best, is certainly an intriguing thought.