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Games 147, 148: Never give up!

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Via FanGraphs and FanGraphs

  • Dominant: Jordan Zimmermann (+21.4%) goes 6 strong in game 1, with 4 Ks, 2 BBs and 1 run allowed.
  • Lights-out: Sean Burnett (+11.5%), Drew Storen (+6.5%), and Tyler Clippard (+6.3%) all record shutdowns with their scoreless relief work in game one.
  • My eyes! John Lannan (-26.9%) delivers a "vintage" outing in game 2, giving up 3 ER and leaving with the bases loaded after 3.2 IP--all 3 runners scored thanks to Chien-Ming Wang (-4.4%).
  • FP must be happy: All 3 Nats' runs in game 1 scored on outs, meaning Bryce Harper (+8.7%) has the biggest play of the game with a leadoff triple in the 5th to set up the go-ahead RBI (+13.9%).
  • NEVER SURRENDER! Michael Morse (+32.2%) homers to start a 6th-inning rally (+0.8%) in game 2 and gets a game-tying, two-run single to cap the rally later that inning (+39.3%).
  • SCOAR SUM RUNZ! Tyler Moore whiffs in his PH appearance with the bases loaded in the 6th (-14.0%), while Steve Lombardozzi (-11.6%) fails to get a bases-loaded, go-ahead hit (or walk, or HBP) later that inning (-13.0%).
  • Oops: Tyler Clippard (-32.4%) gives up a go-behind solo shot in the 9th in game 2.