Although all weather geeks know just how unreliable the longer range forecasts are, that doesn’t stop us from looking at them several times a day. Despite this uncertainty, it does look like the weather will be good for the Giants at the Nationals this weekend.
They keep tweaking it, from low 80s each day with a chance of thunderstorms only on Friday to mid 80s with a chance of the boomers each day. But it’s been really hot here this week so we won't complain. Looks like it will be less humid this weekend.
I’m hoping to go to all three games. Pitching matchups are Correia vs Tim Redding, Lincecum vs Joel Hanrahan. Zito on Sunday. It's Mike Bacsik’s turn but the Nats are considering calling up Matt Chico from AAA and starting him. By the way, Nats fans have taken “pitching probables” with a grain of salt this year. Fun though, if you like to see the hopefuls come up and give it a shot.
Saturday is time to expand the rosters. I don’t remember ever being at a Giants series when that was going on.
Walk up tickets for this series should not be a problem if you don’t mind the upper deck. I just did a check and it gave upper deck behind home plate, 9th row. Note that it is a "premium" series, adding four or five bucks more.
By the way, you might see a banner in left field with a number. This is the count down for the Nationals at RFK. DC United will still be there for a while.
But for the Nationals, there are just 16 games left with a Grand Finale planned for Sunday, September 23rd.
It ain't Friday yet?