Zim left game with shoulder soreness. Because this night couldn't get any better!
- Not so great: Stephen Strasburg (-43.5%) only makes it through 4.1 IP with 6 Ks and 3 BBs, giving up 3 ER (6 R, 2 of which scored after RZim's throwing error).
- Our modicum of hope: Adam LaRoche (+29.3%) is 1-2 with a pair of walks and a first-inning, two-run moon shot into the third deck in RF (+18.8%).
- Least valuable player: Bryce Harper (-15.3%) is 0-4, although his WPA gets unfairly dinged for Jose Lobatan getting thrown out at home trying to tag on a shallow fly to CF (-8.8%).
Hey, kids, remember Jim Joyce? Is he a bum?
Oh, my, yes. Check out tonight's strike zone maps:
Nats don't get the outside corner to RHH, but ATL gets the inside corner, and what's going on with the outside corner to LHH? Pick a strike zone, Jim, and use the same one for both teams.
What captures my pain tonight? I was hoping not to have to bust this out so soon, but you forced my hand, Nats. TOOTBLAN!!!