- A win for most pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann (+1.9%) gives up 2 ER in 6 IP with 4 Ks and only 1 BB, but it's not enough.
- Why didn't he play yesterday, too? Laynce Nix (+27.1%) hits a 7th-inning solo shot to get the Nats within one (+14.5%), as well as reaching on a dropped third strike to start a 9th-inning rally (+9.5%).
- LOB make bad birthday presents: Michael Morse (-33.8%) goes from h3r0 to g04t by GDPing twice to kill a first-inning, bases-loaded rally (-14.5%) and to end the 9th (-20.1%).
Game 51: Mrs. Doghouse does not approve