The first delay, which lasted one hour and seven minutes, began immediately after Jayson Werth ended Matt Wisler's scoreless bid by hitting a two-out RBI double.
Given the ominous forecast since the early morning hours, the teams were fortunate to play at least five innings and secure an official game if play does not resume a second time. This is the last game the Nationals are scheduled to play at Turner Field.
Mark Bowman has covered the Braves for MLB.com since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.