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Stephen Strasburg Will Pitch At 1 P.M. Wednesday If Weather Postpones Tuesday's Game

As the weather forecast continues to call for heavy rain at Nationals Park, the status of Stephen Strasburg's return start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night continues to be in jeopardy. Manager Davey Johnson told reporters that if the game was canceled, Strasburg would pitch in the first game of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday.

Via Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post:

If tonight's game is banged, Strasburg will pitch at 1 pm in the 1st game of a split doubleheader tomorrow.less than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply


Johnson also reiterated that he has no plans to have Strasburg pitch if the game gets delayed, saying that prospect Brad Peacock has been called up to replace Strasburg if that happens. The doubleheader must take place on Wednesday because the Dodgers leave town Thursday and the Nationals do not have an off day until September 19.