Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)
- Uh... what? Stephen Strasburg (-57.7%) pitches 2 innings, in which he strikes out 2, walks 4 (all of whom score), and gives up 5 hits, including a homer and a triple, for 7 ER in all.
- Not as useful as it looked at the time: Adam LaRoche (+14.5%) hits a two-run double in the first to give the Nats the early lead (+16.3%). Only about 6 runs short, there.
- Almost a shutdown: Ross Ohlendorf (+4.8%) eats innings with gusto after Stras implodes, going 4 scoreless with 3 Ks and 2 BBs.
- Unhelpful: Ryan Zimmerman (-10.2%) is 0-5 with 5 LOB.
So, is Jerry Layne bad at umpiring?
Well, it was more that he had a tight strikezone tonight, although it was a bit tighter for the Nats than the Fish... in some cases, ridiculously so:
Okay, ludicrously so, in some cases. Again, the triangles are the Nats, the squares are MIA. Which one(s) of these does not belong? Yeah, I know it's not 4 walks' worth of ludicrous, but it didn't help.