Jordan Zimmermann. (Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports)

The Nationals sit at 24-23, in third place in the National League East, and 2 1/2 games behind the Atlanta Braves for first place and half a game behind the Miami Marlins. Jordan Zimmermann (3-1, 3.70 ERA) takes the mound as the Nationals hope to avoid falling to .500 for the first time this season. The Nationals will face Charlie Morton (0-6, 3.45 ERA), and they have struggled against right-handers this season thanks to a right-handed heavy lineup. The lineups are here. As always, discuss the game below.