Highest Leverage PA: 4.3 PA #56, Denorfia vs Clippard, Padres' 7th. Highest Leveraged Win Value: .187, PA #54, Perino vs Clippard, Padres' 7th. Highest Lev Win Val for Nats: .130, PA #49, Tracy vs Richard, Nationals' 7th. Lowest Lev Win Val for Nats: -.121, PA #3, DeRosa vs Richard, Nationals' 1st. QMAX rating: Success Square (1,3) for Gonzalez. Bullpen Award: Hero's Palm to Clippard, for gaining .142 on Win ProbabilityBatters' Leveraged Win Values:
Tracy 0.130 Ankiel 0.055 Nady 0.047 Ramos 0.022 Werth -0.015 Bernadina -0.026 Desmond -0.033 Espinosa -0.042 LaRoche -0.05 Lombardozzi -0.068 Gonzalez -0.081 DeRosa -0.141Mark DeRosa's grounding into a double play in the top of first set the tone for this pitcher's duel. The crucial inning on both sides was the seventh, and for both teams the outcome of the game may have turned on bullpen usage. Bud Black may have been too slow in pulling Clayton Richard, while Davey Johnson wasted no time in taking Craig Stammen out when things turned a bit bad for him.