Jun 24, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (27) pitches in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Nationals will start the second half of their season tonight at Nationals Park trailing the Braves by a half game in the National League East. Jordan Zimmermann has been the National League’s best starter in June east of Clayton Kershaw. Already, Zimmermann is 2-2 with a 1.18 ERA, 36 strikeouts, five walks and a .172 average against in five June starts. He’ll close the month against left-hander Yohan Flande, who is making his second big league start. Talk about the game right here.