- Max: Max "All pitches working" Scherzer (+38.8%) gives up a few fly balls to the warning track, but gets through 7 1/3 scoreless with 10 Ks and a walk, leaving with one on and one out.
- Don't try to do too much: Daniel "Hits" Murphy (+11.4%) hits a curve up and in into the second deck in RF for a monster solo shot to put the Nats ahead in the 2nd (+11.0%). He engages in some blatant stat-padding in the ayeth with a two-run bomb into the home bullpen (+4.5%).
- Not helping: Oliver "My delivery doesn't deceive every bat" Perez (-6.8%) earns a meltdown in the aeyth for turning a one-on, one-out situation into two-on, one-out jam.
- WPA cuts you all the slack in the 9th if you don't give up the lead: Shawn "Gimme moar lefties" Kelley (+11.5%) gets the last out in the aeyth, stranding 2 RISP. He gives up three hits and two runs in the 9th to add some drama, but strikes out the side to end the game for a shutdown.
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