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Completing his game: Max Scherzer (+28.4% pitching, +4.9% hitting) "only" goes 8 IP (which was maybe one too many), giving up 2 runs, fanning 7 and walking none. He's 1-2 at the plate with a sac bunt, an advance on a WP, and a run scored on a shallow sac fly.
He must think catcher wins are a stat: Wilson Ramos (+17.1%) beats out on an infield single (!) for a two-out RBI in the first to get the Nats the early lead (+10.4%), then follows up with a run-scoring ROE with two outs in the 5th to put the Nats up by 3 (+8.9%).
- The stat-padding started early: Matt den Dekker (+0.0%) hits a two-run bomb 15 rows back in the RF power alley to put the Nats up by 5 in the 6th (+6.4%). Wait, a denDinger? Almost an upper-Dekker? Inconceivable!
- Homeward bound: Michael Taylor (+10.5%) is 2-5 with a double and two runs scored.
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