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Game 122: Kurt Suzuki may be an evil genius

Tonight's game story: Nats win in 13.


Via FanGraphs

  • Not at his best: Jordan Zimmermann (-23.7%) walks 2 and strikes out 2 over 5 IP, giving up 4 ER.
  • Finally hitting again: Ian Desmond (+17.4%) hits a two-run shot in the 1st to put the Nats up by 3 (+16.0%).
  • 12-inning scoreless streak: Michael Morse (-31.6%) is 0-6 with 6 LOB, including a runners-corners GDP to end the 7th (-20.9%). Tyler Moore (-14.4%) pops out with the bases loaded in the 8th.
  • 8-inning scoreless streak: The bullpen keeps it tied, with Tom Gorzelanny (+7.0%), Ryan Mattheus (+8.2%), Drew Storen (+9.8%), Michael Gonzalez (+12.3%), Tyler Clippard (+12.3%), Sean Burnett (+12.3%) and Craig Stammen (+24.6%) all recording shutdowns, in spite of allowing 4 hits and 6 walks.
  • Rally: Kurt Suzuki (+16.9%) singles to put runners corners in the 13th (+19.3%). Chad Tracy (+18.3%) follows with a pinch-hit, game-winning something or other that ends up with Uggla staring at a ball at his feet as the Nats celebrate.