Ross Detwiler has been walking batters for much of the afternoon, and finally got himself in trouble for it in the sixth inning.
Detwiler gave up a two-run homer to Gabe Kapler after walking Gabe Gross. That tied the game at four, which is where we sit after six innings.
Of the four runs Detwiler has given up, three have reached base via walk.
The Nationals, meanwhile, squandered one of their classic opportunities to add another run. Nick Johnson singled in the top of the fifth, advancing to second on a wild pitch. He moved to third on Ryan Zimmerman’s flyout, but Adam Dunn and Elijah Dukes, in order, grounded out to short and struck out. Dunn could have driven in Johnson with a long fly ball, and Dukes chased a low James Shields curveball for strike three.