The July 23 Nationals versus Yankees game, the first Major League Baseball game of the 2020 season, was called in the sixth inning because of inclement weather in Washington, though the Yankees’ 4-1 victory will stand, MLB said.
This video shows a lightning strike over Nationals Park in Washington, DC, on Thursday night.
The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia, and Washington on Thursday evening, predicting that penny-sized hail could fall in the area.
Reports said the continuous lightning strikes were due to persistent high temperatures and humidity hovering over the Washington area in previous days. Credit: @_tonygenco_ via Storyful