Rain could affect start of Dodgers-Nationals NLDS Game 2

BY foxsports • October 8, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) Rain has washed out Saturday's on-field batting practice for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals, and it threatens to delay the start of Game 2 of the NL Division Series.

First pitch is scheduled for 4:08 p.m. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said there's a window from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in which the rain should end and that the teams would rather wait to play than start and stop.

Roberts isn't worried about how the weather will affect starter Rich Hill, who has been dealing with blisters. Catcher Yasmani Grandal expects the left-hander to be able to throw 100-plus pitchers regardless of the blister problem.

Righty Tanner Roark starts for the Nationals, who are trying to even the series at a game apiece. LA won 4-3 in Game 1 on Friday.

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