|Henry Rodriguez congratulated after his HOV-3.|
First Inning: Gonzalez wasted no time by striking out Reed Johnson to record his first out as a Nat.
Second Inning: Gonzalez introduced his Cubs counterpart, Matt Garza, to K Street, and sent Johnson packing again to earn his first HOV-2.
Third Inning: Gonzalez added to his tally after he struck out Jeff Baker.
Fourth Inning: Another HOV-2 for Gonzalez after Darwin Barney and Garza slugged with him down K Street.
Sixth Inning: Craig Stammen relieved Gonzalez and rung up Baker.
Seventh Inning: Ryan Mattheus became the third Nats pitcher to ring up a Cub and earn an HOV-2 by sitting down ex-Nat Alfonso Soriano and Baker.
Eighth Inning: Tyler Clippard added another Cub to K Street when Johnson struck out for the third time.
Ninth Inning: Rodriguez earned the save and the first HOV-3 of the season by striking out Starlin Castro, Blake DeWitt, and Baker for a third time. Rodriguez’s strikeouts brought the staff total to an astounding thirteen Ks on the day.
- Rodriguez earned the first HOV-3 of the season.
- Johnson and Baker took over the single-game E-ZPass from Marlon Byrd by striking out three times each.
- Strikeouts in the game: 13.
- Strikeouts in the 2012 season: 20.