- No, it's hit ZONE, miss BATS: Gio Gonzalez (-2.68%) puts the game irretrievably far out of reach by giving up 4 runs in 4.2 IP on 6 Ks, 6 hits, and 2 walks. At the plate, he bunts into an inning-ending, rally-crushing DP in the 4th (-11.8%).
- Similarly unhelpful on offense: Jayson Werth (-13.1%) is 0-2 with 2 Ks and 5 LOB.
- Keep. That. Bat on your shoulder: Bryce Harper (+6.3%) is tonight's WPA leader, going 0-1 with 3 walks.
- Tonight's big plays [run film of Presidents' Race]: Ian Desmond (+3.8%) singles to put runners corners with no outs in the 4th (+9.5%). Jose Lobaton (+0.2%) hits into a clown play to drive in the Nats' sole run two batters later (+9.2%).
- WPA snub of the night: Doug Fister (+4.8%) fans 4 over the course of six straight outs in relief, but doesn't pile up enough WPA for a shutdown.
Tonight's WPA brought to you by clowns: