Davey Johnson makes a tentative change to the Nationals' rotation


(Matt York/AP)

It is tentative because Johnson may hold Gonzalez back one more day in order line him up to face the Braves, who have struggled against left-handed starters this year. He would rather give Zimmermann, who has dealt with inflammation in his right shoulder, an extra day to rest. But Johnson could change his mind based on how Zimmermann pitches and feels tonight.

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.

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