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Game 16: Looks like today was Desmond day!


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  • Rock steady: Stephen Strasburg (+33.4%) throws 6 scoreless with 6 Ks and 1 BB. Ryan Mattheus (+8.1%) gets 4 scoreless outs in relief (thanks in part to a ridiculous play by Desmond), while Sean Burnett (+7.4%) adds 2 more.
  • MOAR DINGERZ!: Ian Desmond (+22.8%) hits a monster solo shot about 8 rows past the back of the visiting bullpen to put the Nats ahead in the 6th (+19.8%), and Jayson Werth (+12.5%) tacks on a second run with solo shot in the 7th (+9.7%).
  • Fewer dingerz! And walkz! Brad Lidge (-31.4%) gives up a walk and game-tying two-run shot (-36.5%), then walks two more (one intentionally) before getting out of the 9th.
  • Extra-inning drama: Adam LaRoche (+23.5%) reaches on error to put runners on the corners with no outs in the 10th, then Desi picks up the game-winning RBI on a sac fly (+7.9%).