The Nationals face the second left-handed starter in three days.
The first baseman leads the team with an .898 OPS and has found early success hitting the ball the other way.
Extra observations and notes from a walkoff win.
The left-handed starter left in the sixth inning after only 83 pitches in a 1-1 game, but said he expects to make his next start.
The former Nationals player will be part coach, part ambassador and part jack of all trades.
Early defensive work is meant for bench players, but Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa and Anthony Rendon showed up on their own Wednesday.
Gio Gonzalez vs. Jered Weaver.
Zimmerman is exercising with an immobilized right thumb and Hairston took his first on-field batting practice since injury.
Anthony Rendon is back to hitting second and Adam LaRoche is back in the lineup.
Encouraging and concerning subplots in the Nationals offense.