Milwaukee at Washington

Brewers-Nats rained out; doubleheader set for Sunday wire reports

WASHINGTON -- The Milwaukee Brewers have seen a lot of rain recently, and they're getting tired of it.

For the second time this week, Milwaukee had a game postponed by rain. Saturday's contest against the Washington Nationals was postponed about three hours before the scheduled 1:05 p.m. start and will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday beginning at 1:35 p.m.

The pitchers scheduled for Saturday's game -- the Brewers' Yovani Gallardo and Nationals' Jason Marquis -- will pitch Sunday's first game. Milwaukee's Marco Estrada and Washington's Livan Hernandez are slated for the second game.

The Brewers' game at Pittsburgh on Tuesday was postponed and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Aug. 22.

"Two of them already. Hopefully, we won't have many more," manager Ron Roenicke said.

Roenicke doesn't see much rain having spent 10 years with the Los Angeles Angels.

"I'm not used to it. Even though we travel half the time, when I was in Anaheim we were fortunate that we didn't have many doubleheaders," Roenicke said.

Shortly after the postponement was announced, the Brewers scurried for the bus. Most of the players hadn't been at Nationals Park for long -- and they had a free, but rainy day in the nation's capital.

"I can wrap my head around a doubleheader. I hate waiting," Prince Fielder said.

It's the Nationals' first rainout this season.


Roenicke said that because of the rain, RHP Zack Greinke was unable to test his fractured left rib. He threw a simulated game Friday. Roenicke said that if Greinke was pain-free Sunday, he'd announce a rehab schedule. Greinke said Friday that he hoped to pitch Tuesday at Single-A Brevard County.

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