Game 75: I don't care--small ball is still FAIL

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via www.fangraphs.com

  • Pitching Duellist: Jason Marquis (+53.6%) pitches 8 scoreless, scattering 3 hits and 3 walks with 4 strikeouts.
  • Bad hitting day all around: Ryan Zimmerman (-22.3%) is 0-4 with 4 LOB.
  • It won't always work this well: Danny Espinosa (+4.0%) puts Michael Morse (+8.5%)  on second in the 9th with a bunt single (+10.5%).  Ivan Rodriguez (-2.0%) tries to sac them to 2nd/3rd, but ends up loading the bases on an FC that doesn't get the out at third (+12.5%).
  • Not-Hero/HERO! Jerry Hairston (-12.6%) grounds to short with the bases loaded in the 9th for a force at home (-10.5%). Laynce Nix (+16.9%) follows him with a sore-Achilles, pinch-hit sac fly to shallow LF that scores Espinosa on an offline throw home.
  • Reliably awesome: Tyler Clippard (+13.2%) keeps it tied with 2 strikeouts after allowing a one-out hit in the 9th.
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