May 7th, 2013

Nats-Tigers rained out

The forecast was looking miserable for tonight, bad enough that the Nationals didn’t wait for game time before postponing Tuesday’s series opener with the Tigers. The game will be made up on Thursday with a 4:05pm ET matchup. Wednesday’s 7:05 game will go on as scheduled.

Both teams are simply pushing back their starters, so tonight’s matchup of Anibal Sanchez and Jordan Zimmermann will become Wednesday’s matchup. Doug Fister will be pushed back to Thursday, and on down. The Red Wings-Ducks playoff series is off on Thursday, so TV should stay the same.

Tuesday’s lineup: Tigers at Nationals

Back on the beat from Washington, where it’s nice to cover a Nationals home game without driving to Viera for a change.

The weather is miserable as of 3pm. There’s a 60 percent chance of rain at game time, according to weather.com, which might provide enough reason to wait this one out. If they play, the Tigers have their regular lineup going, sans Victor Martinez. Everybody else moves up, which means the Tigers will have back-to-back left-handed hitters in the middle of the order with Prince Fielder and Andy Dirks.

TIGERS

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Torii Hunter, RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Andy Dirks, LF
  6. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  7. Alex Avila, C
  8. Omar Infante, 2B
  9. Anibal Sanchez, P
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