P2K is better, though this was good enough: Gio Gonzalez (+35.6%) throws six scoreless with 2 walks and a strikeout.
Heating up? Ryan Zimmerman (+10.3%) hits a first-inning RBI double to get the Nats on the board and in the lead and set up their second run (+11.1%), and also a 9th-inning double because he's a total stat-padder.
- Lukewarm, at best: Bryce Harper (-8.4%) is 1-4 with a caught stealing and 2 LOB.
- Back in the saddle: Sammy Solis (+8.0%) throws a 1-2-3 7th to earn a shutdown.
- Trickeration: Oliver Perez (+11.7%) gets a pair of strikeouts to seal a scoreless aeyth and a shutdown.
- Mr. 1,000: Daniel Murphy (+6.1%) is 3-4 with a double and an RBI groundout.
Was anyone else worried? Jonathan Papelbon (+8.9%) gets a pair of popups to CF and a K to finish the game and get a shutdown of his own.
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