Opening Rain Delay: Nationals' Season Opener Postponed Due to Rain

Washington Nationals fans anxious for the start of the baseball season will have to wait another day.

The Reds pushed back their season opener against the Nats to Friday because rain is forecast for all day Thursday in Cincinnati.

Frida was a scheduled day off for both teams.

The pitching matchups remain the same. Max Scherzer (16-6) faces Homer Bailey (6-9), who is making his first opening day start for the Reds.

It was already a different sort of opener in Cincinnati, which by tradition gets to play its first game of the season at home. The annual pregame parade downtown won't be held until Monday because the sponsoring market association is busy with Easter.

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