Curveballs for Jobu is Offbasepercentage's daily trip around the ballparks.
Today's honorary bay boy is Bob Welch.
Nationals 13, Mets 3. Danny Espinosa, who would've been a perfect middle infielder and No. 3 hitter in front of Benny Rodriguez (Timmy Timmons had a worse throwing motion than Wendy Peffercorn), popped two home runs, one a grand slam, and drove in six runs to lead the Nats. Espinosa, already better than Alvaro Espinoza, has three home runs in five games since last Wednesday's minor league call up.
Indians 3, Angels 2. Carlos Carrasco threw six innings of two-run ball, got a no-decision as Shin-Soo Choo delivered a single in the ninth for the Tribe, then traded his mind for a plum and six raisins: "We've got a very good rotation, a very good team," Carrasco said. "The rotation is good, the bullpen is good, everything."
Phillies 7, Marlins 4. The Phils moved to within in a half game of first-place Atlanta. MTD's ex-boyfriend Chase Utley had a couple singles and a couple RBIs to back Roy Oswalt, who allowed three home runs but won for the fifth time in six decisions in a Philly uniform.
Whitesox 5, Tigers 4 (10). Alejandro De Aza: 0-for-0, run.