- Enjoy your loss, loser: Stephen Strasburg (+1.8%) gives up 2 runs in 6 IP with 8 Ks and 2 walks. Quality start ain't enough, pal, gotta throw a shutout with a meritorious penalty run to win.
- On-base machine: Bryce Harper (+7.2%) is 2-3 with a walk.
- False-hope provider: Yunel Escobar (+4.9%) hits a homer to lead off the game (+10.9%).
Unhelpful: Ryan Zimmerman (-10.9%) is 0-4 with 3 Ks with 2 LOB. Anthony Rendon (-9.8%) is 0-4 with 2 Ks.
- Unhelpful despite a double: Michael Taylor (-13.2%) is 1-4 with a two-out double in the 9th and 2 LOB.
- NOT! HELPING! Felipe Rivero (-8.8%) only gets two outs in the 7th, letting in another run to put the game impossibly far out of reach and earn a meltdown.
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