(Above: back to back Ks by Danny Espinosa and Rick Ankiel to kill a bases loaded threat in the 8th. Screengrabs via MASN/TV.)
"You gotta make contact. You can't drive a run in if you don't make contact." (Davey Johnson, via postgame interview/MASN, 5/9/2012)
Pirates 4, Nationals 2: Welcome to Whiffsburgh. Population: Nats.
At this hour, the Nats still have men stranded on base, and someone just struck out.
10 LOB, 11 K: More of the same from the Rick Eckstein School of Hitting? /p>
Oh, hey: a couple more highlight reel catches by Bryce Harper: running catch in the first; diving catch after misreading a liner to right in the seventh.