Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)
- Struggling: Gio Gonzalez (-24.7%) gives up some soft hits and hard hits to the tune of 4 ER over 6 IP with 5 Ks and 2 BBs.
- Big man at the plate: Ryan Zimmerman (+30.2%) sets up tonight's unrealized potential, with a bases-loading single in the 7th (+9.1%) and a leadoff double with the Nats down by one in the 9th (+24.3%).
- Run 'til they tag you: Bryce Harper (+14.9%) is 2-4 with a two-run circus single to get the Nats within one in the 7th (+20.0%), as well as a steal of 3rd later than inning (+1.0%).
- Big fail at the plate: With Zim standing on second with no outs in the 9th, Nats down by one, this happens: Jayson Werth (-22.8%) flies out (-16.0%), Ian Desmond (-20.1%) flies out (-13.3%), and Wilson Ramos (-29.6%) grounds out to end the game (-16.2%).
So, Jim Joyce: Bum, or What?
Well, here's the zone he called tonight:
That's a pretty tight zone for the most part, especially the inside edge to righties. Hmm, except for one pitch....
Oh, that is not a strike, especially since he'd been totally squeezing the inside corner to righties all night. He pretty much blinked on that one.