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Thursday’s game postponed, doubleheader planned for Saturday

Rain has halted the Giants game against the Nationals.

San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey waits to bat as rain falls during Bay Bridge Series game against Oakland Athletics at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, March 25, 2019. Photo by Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

The San Francisco Giants will not start their four-game series with the Washington Nationals on Thursday, as initially planned. About half an hour before the scheduled 4:05 p.m. PT first pitch, it was announced that the game had been postponed due to rain. Lots of it, apparently.

To make up for the lost game, a doubleheader has been scheduled for Saturday.

It’s a split doubleheader, rather than a traditional one, which means there are two set start times, and two different crowds. In a traditional doubleheader — as the Giants player earlier in the season — there’s only one ticket sold for both games, and the second one begins within 45 minutes of the first one ending.

The first game of the split doubleheader will start at 11:05 a.m. PT, while the second will be at 4:15 p.m. PT, the originally scheduled time for Saturday’s game.

Due to the recent rule change, the games will both be seven innings long. The Giants will also be allowed a 27th player for the roster on Saturday.

So enjoy a day off from watching Giants baseball, and gear up for brunch baseball followed by dinner baseball in a few days.