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Postponement forces Giants to play Sunday twinbill

Giants players were already leaving the stadium several minutes before the announcement was made, a half-hour lag in Major League Baseball informing the teams and fans getting the notice.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy was informed around 9:15 p.m. local time of the postponement, which was announced on the Nationals’ Twitter account and in the press box at 9:47 and in the stadium at 9:52.

Giants players were already in street clothes talking to family and friends and walking toward the team buses before the game was announced as postponed.

Melancon has been on the disabled list with a right forearm strain since June 28 and had two strikeouts in an inning during a rehab assignment with Class-A San Jose on Wednesday.

Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg, who has been on the DL with a right elbow injury since late July, could go on a rehab assignment early next week.

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