The best and most obscure moments from the torrential downpour in the Nationals-Yankees Opening Day matchup


The Washington Nationals' Opening Day matchup against the New York Yankees only lasted five-plus innings before torrential downpour put, what appears to be, an end to the first game of the 2020 MLB season (based on how this year has gone, this was almost the expected result).

Umpires officially halted play with one out in the top of the sixth inning. The Yankees, already holding a 4-1 lead, were threatening to score once again with two runners on base. 

The game was paused as the ESPN broadcast was interviewing MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. During the interview, a gigantic lightning bolt appeared in the D.C. sky just above Manfred's right shoulder on the screen.

Summer thunderstorms in the nation's capital are no joke. Once the rain arrived, it certainly established its presence.

Washington's home dugout appeared to start overflowing with rainwater, too.

The Bullpen -- the go-to outdoor bar for Nationals fans in Navy Yard -- also appeared to flood. One Nats fan was captured walking through the area in ankle-deep puddles of rain.

If none of these tweets above were able to depict just how much rain was coming down, this photo from the Washington Post certainly will.


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