Jordan Zimmermann will make only two more starts this season, and one of them will come tonight after a very strange day. Zimmermann has clearly been the Nationals best starter this year, every measurable indication belying his 8-10 record.

The Nationals did not take batting practice outdoors, instead allowing players to hit in the batting cage indoors. Between the earthquake, traffic on the way to the park and the team photo taken in the afternoon, Davey Johnson wanted to give the Nationals a “relaxing” pregame.

The Diamondbacks didn’t take batting practice, either, and their team bus, stuck in traffic on the way from a hotel in Pentagon City, did not make it to the park until about 5:40 p.m.

As always, talk about the game right here.