- When does rehab finish? Jason Marquis (-32.2%) labors through 4+ innings, giving up 5 ER on 7 hits, 3 HR, 2BB, and only 2 Ks. Miguel Batista (-10.9%) doesn't help with a 1-inning, 5-hit, 3-run relief outing.
- Hammer time! Josh Willingham (+6.0%) is 2-3 with a walk. Really, that's the best total offensive contribution from tonight. Nationals are 1-11 with RISP, 6 team LOB.
- First pitch swinging: Ryan Zimmerman (+1.7%) jacks a solo shot to bring the Nats within 2 early (+8.7%).
- Number one in the NL! Ivan Rodriguez (-14.1%) wears the GDP crown with a RISP inning-ender in the 5th (-11.4%).