"Well, when they walked LaRoche, it kind of pumped me up as far as I knew they wanted to come at me. So in that situation I was just waiting for a pitch..."
(Danny Espinosa, via MASNSPorts.com, 6/22/2012)
Nationals 5, Rays 2: Just another series win for the first place Nats. Weird Wuss Joe Maddon goes to Joel Peralta for third straight night, Danny Espinosa makes him pay from the left side of the plate - 2-out, sixth inning double breaks tie, knocks in two.
Gio earns win #9 the hard way on a night when he didn't have it; it got dicey in the 7th thanks to Stammen and The Other Gonzalez, bailout by Ryan Mattheus; Tyler Clippard earns 11th SV.