Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)
- Making due: Gio Gonzalez (+0.8%) is not dominant, nor is he helped by a clownish first-inning defensive miscue(s) that broke Fangraphs for awhile, but he still manages to go 6+ innings with 3 Ks and no walks, giving up only 2 runs.
- A penchant for the timely dinger: Adam LaRoche (+21.9%) hits game-tying solo shots in each of his first two at-bats, one in the second (+11.9%) and one in the fourth (+14.5%).
- Prestigious, old school: Ian Desmond (+15.1%) is 2-4 with a pair of doubles, including one in the 6th (+6.5%) that allowed him to take third on a balk (+5.5%) to set up the go-ahead run.
- Whisperer: Scott Hairston (-0.4%) hits a pair of no-doubters... that died on the track in LF. However, one was a sac-fly in the 6th to drive in the winning run (+5.8%).
- Not the new closer: Aaron Barrett (+16.4%) comes in with a runner on in the 7th to get three outs and earn a shutdown.
- Also not the new closer: Tyler Clippard (+11.4%) throws a scoreless aeyth for his own shutdown, helped by a fantastic caught-stealing on appeal.
- The new closer! (For now): Drew Storen (+15.1%) throws a 1-2-3 ninth for the third shutdown of the game for the Nats' bullpen.