Game 6 WPA: Well, that was close. Nats 2, RFB 1

You good today, kid. - Mitchell Layton

Wow, what a nail-biter! Jordan danced in and out of jams, both infields battled some tough plays, but Desmond hit the ball HARD, and Sori almost gave us all heart attacks.

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Via Fangraphs

  • Best of the series so far: Taylor Jordan (+13.8%) goes 6.1 IP, with 3 Ks and 2 BBs, working himself out of some big jams and only giving up 1 ER.
  • Offensive explosion: Jayson Werth (+5.9%) hits a two-on single in the first and a run scores on an error, giving the Nats a temporary lead (+9.1%).
  • Shutdown: Jerry Blevins (+17.4%) earns a bunch more WPA as Jordan by getting the last two outs in the 7th (keeping it tied despite entering the game with a RISP) and the first out of the aeyth against some tough lefties with a righty in between.
  • BOOOOM! Ian Desmond (+17.9%) cranks a monster, go-ahead solo shot into the LF seats on the first pitch of 7th (+21.6%), landing about 4-5 rows down from the concourse.
  • Better: Tyler Clippard (+6.2%) finally notches a shutdown, getting the last two outs in the aeyth to hold the lead for the Nats.
  • DRAMA: Rafael Soriano (+15.1%) gets two outs in the 9th then allows two baserunners and runs the count full, before FINALLY getting a K for the third out, earning a shutdown and a save.

Now is the time on FBb where we dance! (Honestly, I think this is what the Snoopy Dance would look like if you could slow down the animation enough.)


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