We've seen him take fielding practice before games, we've talked about it for weeks, but tonight is the night Ryan Zimmerman will actually play left field in a live game.
Updated at 5:51 p.m.
Ryan Zimmerman's long road back from a broken thumb suddenly looks a lot shorter.
Quick: Name the Nationals' most-productive offensive player over the last 2 1/2 weeks.
Ian Desmond? Nope. Adam LaRoche? Sorry. Nate McLouth? No chance.
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman took batting practice for the first time since injuring his thumb earlier this season. Watch it here.