Tonight’s big Game 5 of this MLB Playoffs 2017 NL Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs has a scheduled start time of 8:00 p.m. ET, and can be watched on TV on the TBS network, or online through live stream by clicking here.
Strasburg was brilliant, striking out 12 in seven shutout innings, and the Nationals wound up with a 5-0 victory, thanks to an eighth-inning grand slam by Michael A. Taylor. If you want to take a trip back through this rain-soaked game, here’s your chance.
Sporting News provided live updates the entire contest, and this is like a stoll down memory lane (that won’t be as much fun for Cubs fans).
The showers came a little late, but the rain that soaked Wrigley Field and washed out Game 4 of the NL Division Series followed Tuesday’s forecast pretty closely.
Instead, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker delivered the biggest surprise of the day.
Baker announced after the rainout that he will stay with Tanner Roark for Wednesday’s must-win game against the Chicago Cubs instead of giving the ball to ace Stephen Strasburg on regular rest. Jake Arrieta pitches for the Cubs in his return from a right hamstring injury.
Strasburg threw a bullpen session Monday. Baker said there is an illness going around his team, which he attributed to the weather, air conditioning at their hotel and Wrigley, and the “time of the year for mold around Chicago.”