Isaac causes Nats to alter travel plans to Miami

Isaac causes Nats to alter travel plans to Miami

PHILADELPHIA -- With Tropical Storm Isaac heading toward South Florida on Sunday night, the Nationals altered their travel plans in advance of this week's two-game series that's scheduled to begin in Miami on Tuesday.

The Nats have an off-day Monday, and would normally have left after Sunday afternoon's game in Philadelphia. But, instead, they will stay in Philadelphia and travel to Miami on Monday afternoon.

According to, there are Hurricane watches for the Miami area, and the storm is expected to reach that area by early Monday morning. According to the Miami Herald, the storm could turn into a hurricane as it crosses the warmer waters of the Florida Straits and enters the Gulf of Mexico.

More than 500 flights were canceled at Miami International Airport on Sunday, and about 3,700 homes in Miami-Dade county were already without power.

It's Washington's last trip to Miami this season.