- Saving the bullpen: Yusmeiro "Were you expecting Miss America?" Petit (-10.9%) does his job, eating six innings on about an hour's notice. He allows 3 runs with 5 Ks and a walks, which is thoroughly respectable.
- Play of the game: Anthony Rendon (+2.9%) singles in a run to "make it respectable" (as Mrs. Doghouse's father would say) with one down in the 7th (+7.5%).
- WPA leader: Wilson Ramos (+4.5%) is 1-4 with 2 Ks but no LOB.
- WPA laggards: Danny Espinosa (-9.8%) is 0-3 with a K and 2 LOB. Chris Heisey (-9.0%) strands 2 in his PH appearance.
This WPA brought to you unintended consquences of post-WWII tax policy:
(h/t to Elvin Unseld in the game thread for the Miguel Batista reference.)