The Yankees called up Clint Frazier earlier today, and we didn’t even get to see him play. Red Thunder brought an actual thunderstorm with him to DC. After five and a half innings, the tarp went on the field and play was suspended. The game is expected to resume tomorrow at 5:05 ET, but it also looks like this storm is going to stick around for the next 24 hours. Don’t count on both games happening tomorrow.
Prior to the rain delay, the Yankees and Nationals were tied 3-3 in the sixth inning. The Nats got on the board first thanks to a solo shot off the bat of Anthony Rendon. In the second inning, Howie Kendrick doubled off the bottom of the left field wall, Andrew Stevenson hit an RBI single, and Pedro Severino brought the outfielder home.
Gio Gonzalez has pitched well this year, but the Yankees wasted several early opportunities. With two outs in the first, Giancarlo Stanton walked, and Gary Sanchez hit a line drive down the left field line. Didi Gregorius grounded out to end the threat. The second inning was even worse. Tyler Austin started things off with a single, and Miguel Andujar followed by knocking a double over Bryce Harper’s head. With no outs, Gonzalez proceeded to strike out Masahiro Tanaka, Gleyber Torres, and Aaron Hicks.
The offense finally scored in the fourth inning. Gregorius reached on a fielding error, then Austin homered to right field. In the fifth, Gonzalez walked Judge and Hicks, and gave up a single to Stanton to load the bases. Austin hit a sac fly to the warning track to tie up the game.
The Yankees have a scheduled off day on Thursday. If the weather stays bad, they’ll be very well-rested for their weekend series against the Royals.