Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)
- Main screen turn on! Gio Gonzalez (+30.3%) goes 7 IP with 5 Ks and 2 BBs, giving up a single ER.
- It's you! Anthony Rendon (+10.1%) and Wilson Ramos (+15.7%) hit back-to-back solo shots to put the Nats up in the 5th (+14.8% and +11.7%, respectively).
- Move ZIG! Ryan Zimmerman (+3.0%) and Jayson Werth (+8.0%) hit their own pair of back-to-back solo bombs to stat-pad in the 6th (+8.2% and +5.2%).
- For great justice! Denard Span (-5.5%) gets a clown play on his swinging bunt with runners corners in the 9th to reach on error and drive in an insurance run (+1.3%). Also, I think Soriano owes him a steak dinner or two for his heroics in CF in the 9th.
There was some clown umping tonight, but I'm trying to embrace the positive. Instead of a strikezone map, please celebrate tonight's bombs by enjoying Pete Johnson's "Dive Bomber," by way of the lovely and talented Stephanie Trick.