- DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM: Max Scherzer (+6.7%) fans 7 but walks 3 over 6+ IP, letting in two runs while he was pitching with an inherited runner coming around after he leaves.
- Man at the crux: Michael Taylor (+4.1%) smacks a two-out, two-run, game-tying home run in the 7th (+25.3%), and then strikes out to end the game with two men on and a one-run deficit (-15.5%).
- Unhelpful relief: Felipe Rivero (-7.5%) faces a single batter and gets a meltdown for allowing a single to set up the go-behind run.
- Helpful hitters: Bryce Harper (+12.3%) is 2-3 with a double, a walk, and a single to start the 9th (+11.3%). Ryan ZImmerman (+10.8%) is 0-1 with 3 walks.
- Unhelpful hitters: Yunel Escobar (-21.0%) is 0-4 with 3 LOB and a 9th-inning K with a man on (-11.2%). Ian Desmond (-19.9%) is 0-4 with 2 LOB and a 9th-inning K right after Yuni's (-10.5%).
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