Doubleheader set for Sunday

Here’s the rundown for Sunday, when the weather forecast looks a whole lot better in Washington D.C.

— It’s Yovani Gallardo vs. Jason Marquis in Game 1, with Marquis scheduled to throw his first pitch at 12:35 p.m. CT. Gallardo already was set to work on an extra day of rest Saturday and now he’ll have two, which can sometimes lead to complications. But he played catch in the rain on Saturday morning and said he’d do his best to be sharp on Sunday.

“I’ve been working on the things I need to be working on between starts, try to stay in that same rhythm,” Gallardo said. “There’s not much you can do about it. Games are going to get canceled due to rain, so I’ll just show up [Sunday] ready to pitch.”

— Marco Estrada gets his second Brewers start in Game 2 of the doubleheader, set to begin about 30 minutes after the end of Game 1. He’ll face Livan Hernandez and a Nationals club for which Estrada made 15 appearances in 2008 and 2009 before they waived him.

There are no hard feelings, he insisted.

“It’s just another team,” he said. “They needed that spot for a reliever, and thank God I got claimed. It wasn’t bad circumstances. They didn’t tell me, ‘You stink, Get out of here.’ They just needed the roster space, and there’s no bad blood. I understand that’s how baseball works.”

— Both games of Sunday’s doubleheader will be broadcast on FS Wisconsin.

— I saw a handful of Brewers fans walking the National Mall on Friday while I was out for a run, and here’s what officials here told us about tickets: If you have a ticket for either Saturday’s or Sunday’s game, you’re in for both games of the doubleheader. If you have a Sunday ticket, use it. If you have a Saturday ticket, stop at a window at Nationals Park and make sure your seats are available.


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