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Game 79: 4th of July Fireworks!

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Today's game story: Nats mash 4 HRs in big win.

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Via FanGraphs

  • Slow start: Edwin Jackson (-12.4%) lets the hitters do the work today, giving up 4 ER in 5.2 IP with 3 Ks and 2 walks.
  • All-star clutch (if clutch existed): Ian Desmond (+18.4%) hits a game-tying, two-out, two-RBI single (+21.1%).
  • Still waiting on that power: Ryan Zimmerman (+22.2%) gets the Nats on the board and sets up Desi's game-tying hit with an RBI double (+10.9%). He also hits a two-run bomb for the winning margin (+14.8%).
  • Also clutch (if clutch existed): Jhonatan Solano (+14.5%) is 2-4 with a SB and a go-ahead solo shot (+14.8%).
  • Steady: Tom Gorzelanny (+6.3%) records a shutdown with 4 scoreless outs in relief.