Game 2 WPA: "He kept runnin'. It was pretty funny." Nats 5, Mets 1

He swung hard, and he hit it! - Elsa

Gio has a nice day on both sides of the plate, teh Mongoose RAWKS and suddenly Werth is 5-10 on the season so far. You can't pay any attention to these Spring Training stats, though.

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Via Fangraphs

  • We prefer the Real Baseball: Gio Gonzalez (+17.5% pitching, +8.6% hitting) pitches 6 strong innings, giving up 1 ER with 6 Ks and only 1 BB. He also hits a solo bomb off the fence in front of the Party City Party Deck™ (+12.8%)./li>
  • If Gio can do it...: Okay, Ian Desmond (+13.3%) smacked his solo shot well over the original fences in LF a couple of batters before Gio to give the Nats the lead in the 5th (+16.3%).
  • The hits will come (I hope): Bryce Harper (-8.0%) lags the field by with an 0-4 game, but WPA doesn't give him any credit for throwing out a runner at home to save a run.
  • Feer teh beerdz: Jayson Werth (+6.8%) doesn't impress the WPA gods by going 4-5 with a double, but Adam LaRoche (+7.3%) has a bit more impact with his game-tying RBI double in the 4th (+14.4%). Anthony Rendon (+1.3%) is 2-5 with a double and an RBI and barely moves the needle.
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