Giants/Nationals Opener Postponed Thursday

The Washington Nationals announce Thursday’s series opener with the San Francisco Giants is postponed due to inclement weather.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday, with the first game starting at 2:05 p.m. Eastern. The second game is expected to start at the regularly scheduled time of 7:15 p.m. Both games will be seven innings.

Friday’s matchup will feature Max Scherzer and Anthony DeSclafani, who were scheduled to start Thursday.

After splitting a two-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays, the Nationals return home, winning 9-7 in extra innings Wednesday. The Giants cap off their six-game road trip after splitting a two-game series with the Texas Rangers, losing 4-3 in extra innings.

The Nationals are among the top in batting average, currently ranked seventh, hitting .246 and 10th in OBP at .317. The Giants have also faired similarly this season, with an OBP of .321, the sixth-highest in the majors, with a .234 batting average.

The Nationals and Giants are +7000 and +3500 respectively to win the World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook. The four-game series ends Sunday, scheduled for a 1:05 p.m. Eastern first pitch.