- Rule 1 is stop digging: Edwin Jackson (-35.0%) gives up 8 ER in 3 IP, with 5 Ks and 2 BBs but 10 H! Tom Gorzelanny (-15.4%) only gives up 2 ER in his 2 IP, but the Nats were trying to come back at the time.
- Rallier: Michael Morse (+17.0%) hits a three-run jack in the 3rd to get the Nats within 2 (+15.1%).
- (No) Fireworks: Ryan Mattheus (+7.2) gets 5 outs and a shutdown to keep it close late.
- "Clutch": Ian Desmond (+28.9%) hits a game-tying, two-out, two-run bomb in the 5th (+21.3%) and a leadoff double in the 10th (+16.7%). He may have caught some balls, too. Bryce Harper (+23.1%) hits a monstrous, game-tying solo shot in the 9th (+31.7%).
- Eye of the tiger: Craig Stammen (-3.0%) doesn't even get a meltdown for giving up the walkoff (-36.5%) thanks to his two scoreless in the 9th and 10th, helping by a huge, inning-ending, two-on GDP in the 9th (+22.2%)