The Washington Nationals announced an official start time for Game 2 of the NLDS this afternoon and the potential start times for Game 1 of the National League Division Series, which depends upon which team they will be facing.
Here's the info they sent out on Twitter (@Nationals):
A 12:07 start time? So early. A 3:07 start time? So shadowy. And perhaps "Sun Monster-y"...?
The Nationals, who clinched the National League's best record on Friday afternoon have to wait to see which team they'll take on in their second postseason appearance in the last three seasons.
Nats' skipper Matt Williams told reporters this week and that he and his coaches would gather to watch the Wild Card Game on Wednesday and make an announcement on Friday and Saturday's starters after they know who their opponents will be.
"We just want to make sure we know who we play and try to make the best decisions we can to try to combat that opponent."
The Nationals do, however, know which umpiring crew will be handling the NLDS.
NatsInsider.com's Mark Zuckerman tweeted out the names of the umpires this afternoon, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief that Angel Hernandez is not among the names announced. No "Balking Bob" either...:
Umpiring crew for #Nats NLDS series: Mike Winters (cc), Vic Carapazza, Laz Diaz, Tom Hallion, Brian Knight, Hunter Wendelstedt.— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) September 29, 2014
Also, in case you missed it, the Washington Post's Kelyn Soong dug out the column Shirley Povich wrote on the last no-hitter by a starter from the nation's capital before Jordan Zimmermann's on Sunday: