- Back of the rotation stuff: Max Scherzer (-3.9%) puts together a quality start, giving up 3 runs in 6 IP with 7 Ks and 4 walks. Everyone else on the rotation does better, Max.
- Leadoff hitterish? Michael Taylor (+11.1%) is 2-4 with a walk, making him tonight's WPA leader.
- Rally time: Bryce Harper (+8.8%) drives in a two-out RBI in the 5th to get the Nats within one (+13.8%). Ryan Zimmerman (-0.8%) follows up with one of his own in the next AB to tie the game (+16.0%).
- [Sad Trombone]: Oliver Perez (-22.4%) only gets one out in the 7th before giving up the go-behind run and tally a meltdown.
- Not Clutch (if that existed): Jayson Werth (-19.4%) is 0-4 with 2 LOB and 2 Ks. Anthony Rendon (-14.8%) is 1-5 with 3 LOB. Jose Lobaton (-12.6%) is 0-4 with 2 Ks.
- Fine relief work: Shawn Kelley (+7.5%) comes on to finish the 7th, while Felipe Rivero (+6.2%) finishes the aeyth and throws a scoreless 9th. Both earn shutdowns.