Mike Bolsinger (4-3, 3.08) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (8-5, 3.22).
First-place battle! Second-half kickoff! Here we go!
The Dodgers have shuffled their rotation, with Bolsinger giving Kershaw a post-All-Star break blow. Expect them to flip by month's end to separate Kershaw & Greinke in the order, thus presumably giving the bullpen more recovery time.
The Nats counter with Jordan Zimmermann, who has a lot of repeating letters in his name. That's really all the info I could find on him (sorry, cutbacks in the SoSG Analytics Dept.).
The Dodgers are ahead of the Giants by 4.5 games and the Snakes by 7.5; SF and AZ play each other tonight, so look at it this way: The Dodgers will gain ground on someone by the end of the day. Optimism!
UPDATE: Game suspended due to three lighting outages possibly caused by Taylor Swift's recent concert at Nationals Park.