- What does he have to DO? Livan Hernandez (+5.1% pitching, +9.7% hitting) gives up 3 ER in 6 IP and goes 2-4 with an RBI single for the Nats first run (+8.6%)... for a no-decision.
Give and take:
MikeMichael Morse (+2.5%) has an eventful night, going 3-5 with a double and a grand slam for the lead (+20.7%), although he flies out to end the game with the bases loaded (-23.6%).
- Not spelled R-O-L-A-I-D-S: After Tyler Clippard (-12.7%) gives up a 2-run shot to bring the game within one in the 7th (-18.5%), Henry Rodriguez (-57.6%) gives up a single, a walk, and a go-behind, two-RBI single (-55.0%) before escaping the aeyth.
- Big offense: Ian Desmond (+12.7%) is 2-5 with a double and a strikeout-WP to start a two-out, 9th-inning rally. Wilson Ramos (+10.4%) is 1-3 with a pair of bases-loading walks (+8.4%, +9.1%). Jayson Werth (+11.7%) is 2-3 with a double and a walk.
- Not hungry? Roger Bernadina (-12.2%) is 0-5.
Game 48: Heartburn