Highest Leverage PA: 2.9, PA #59, Upton F8 vs Rodriguez, D'backs' 9th. Highest Clutch Value: .139, PA #43, Harper 2B vs Kennedy, Nationals' 6th. Lowest Clutch Value: -.114, PA #31, Pollock GDP vs Detilwer, D'backs' 5th. QMAX rating: Success Square (2,4) for Detwiler. Bullpen Award: Hero's Palm for Rodriguez.Batters' Leveraged Win Values:
Harper 0.105 Desmond 0.061 Ankiel 0.027 Werth 0.013 Tracy -0.013 Bernadina -0.016 Detwiler -0.053 Espinosa -0.094 Ramos -0.094 Lombardozzi -0.096This game was a pitching victory. Not only did Ross Detwiler put in another above-average start for a FIFTH STARTER (who normally are the dregs of the starting rotation), but three successive pitchers came out of the bullpen in highish-leverage situations and navigated to successful conclusions. Ryan Mattheus broke new ground by being brought in with the Leverage Index registering 2.3. this is his highest reading of the season so far, and suggests that Davey Johnson has developed a lot of confidence in him. Henry Rodriguez faced the highest leverage of any reliever, and acquitted himself nicely.
Will Rodriguez get an outing if a save situation arises tonight? He has pitched two days in a row.