Tonight's game: Comeback after comeback.
- Free passes: Gio Gonzalez (-27.9%) walks 5 and hits
atwo batters, giving up 5 R (3 ER) over 6 IP.
- Opportunities: Ryan Zimmerman (+6.5%) hits into a bases-loaded GDP in the 7th (-17.1%), but singles to put runners corners in the 11th (+23.2%).
- Bandbox'd: Ryan Mattheus (-40.9%) can't keep the ball in the yard, giving up a two-run HR (-6.6%) to go further behind in the 7th and two solo HRs (-29.9%, -7.8%) to go behind after the game-tying rally in the top of the 8th.
- Teammate picker-upper: Michael Morse (+58.8%) is 2-3 with a walk and a game-tying, two-run, oppo-boppo blast in the 9th (+36.0%), as well as a go-ahead, two-run double in the 11th (+24.9%).
- Horse: Craig Stammen (+27.8%) keeps it close or tied for 7 big outs.
- Interesting: Tyler Clippard (+8.7%) gives up a leadoff homer in the 11th (-10.7%) and a two-out walk before getting the game-ending popup to earn a shutdown.
- Notable rookies: Steve Lombardozzi (+9.3%) leads off the game with a solo dinger (+10.1%). Tyler Moore (+9.9%) hits an RBI double to get the Nats within 1 in the 6th (+14.1%). Bryce Harper (+9.1%) walks to load the bases in the 7th (+10.7%) and again to lead off the 11th (+8.2%). Corey Brown (+33.9%) doubles in the 8th (+14.1%) then scores the tying run on a WP (+20.0%).