Uh-oh: Stras strains his forearm.
- Phenom watch: Stephen Strasburg (+13.9%) goes 4.1 IP with 6 Ks and 1 ER before leaving with some sort of terrifying discomfort.
- 3,000 looks closer every day: Ivan Rodriguez (+15.7%) is 2-5 with a two-run single in the first that gave the Nats all the runs they'd need (+14.0%).
- Got yer back: Doug Slaten (+13.4%) goes 1.2 IP with 2 Ks after Stras leaves, keeping it from getting close until the Nats broke it open.
- Patience pays: Adam Kennedy (+10.7%) gets a BB-RBI in the first to give the Nats the lead (+9.1%).