Tonight's game story: Strasburg rulez, rest of Nats droolz...
Welcome back: Stephen Strasburg (+22.8% pitching, +6.9% hitting) dominates over 5 IP, fanning 4 and allowing 2 hits and no ER. He also reaches on error on a sac bunt (scoring a run, +8.3%) and comes around to score, himself.
- Bullpen FAIL, how I've missed you: Brad Peacock (-20.9%) has a less-than-auspicious debut, cashing in Doug Slaten's (-4.6%) two runners and one of his own to tie the game the inning after Stras left. Henry Rodriguez (-34.7%) coughs up 2 ER in the aeyeth to put the Nats behind for good.
- Better (although limited) debuts: Stephen Lombardozzi (+10.5%) leads the Nats in batting WPA on the strength of a PH walk. Atahualpa Severino (+4.1%) gets an out in relief.
- The Beast is dead: Michael Morse (-16.6%) is 0-5 with 4 Ks and 8 LOB. Danny Espinosa (-16.3%) is 0-4 with 3 Ks and 4 LOB.