- imprecise: Edwin Jackson (-27.6%) scuffles through 5.2 IP, giving up 5 ER with 6 Ks and 3 BBs.
- TKCHZ: Ryan Zimmerman (+22.2%) is 2-4 with a double that scores a run on a fielding error in the 1st for the early lead (+11.0%) and a game-tying, 2-RBI hit in the 5th (+14.1%).
- Big 5: Jayson Werth (+12.7%) starts the 5th-inning scoring with an RBI double (+9.0%). Michael Morse (1.5%) gets the go-ahead RBI double (+9.4%), and Jesus Flores (+5.3%) tacks on with an RBI of his own (+11.5%) for the eventual winning run.
- Dull beats "interesting": Ryan Mattheus (+15.0%) gets two easy outs to hold the lead and get a shutdown in the 7th, while Michael Gonzalez (+14.4%) mixes in 2 walks with his 3 outs to get a considerably more nerve-wracking shutdown in the 8th. Tyler Clippard (+20.5%) gets three easy pop outs for the shutdown in the 9th.