(Barry Gutierrez/AP)

UPDATE, 10:01 p.m.: The game is scheduled to resume at 10:20 p.m.

UPDATE, 8:57 p.m.: It’s raining, the tarp is on the field and the game is in a rain delay.

The Nationals will begin a showcase series tonight against the Giants, who have the second-best record in the National League. Giants ace Tim Lincecum has struggled this year, but in his last started he seemed to find the form that earned him two Cy Young Awards. The Nationals have always had surprising success against him. He’s 1-2 against them with a 4.14 ERA in six starts. Jordan Zimmermann goes for the Nats. Talk about the game right here.