Tonight's game story: Gio outdueled.
- A brilliant wasted effort: Gio Gonzalez (-2.1%) fans 9 and walks none in 6 IP, giving up 2 ER--for the loss.
- Look, more LOB! Danny Espinosa (-18.1%) is 0-4 with 4 LOB. Ryan Zimmerman (-13.6%) is 1-4 with a double, but has 3 LOB on a crucial bases-loaded K (-9.6%). Michael Morse (-11.0%) is 0-4 with 2 LOB.
- Shakiest shutdown ever: Craig Stammen (+6.4%) walks 3, strikes out 1, and gives up a hit in 2 IP in relief, somehow not allowing a run.
Give some take some: Jesus Flores (+4.0%) is 2-2 with a game-tying RBI broken-bat bloop single (+13.7%) in the 5th. But after Roger Bernadina (+7.4%) gets a two-out, PH single and steals 2nd, Flo Ks to end the game with the tying RISP (-10.7%).