Game 80 WPA: Gio is back, baby! Nats 3, Cubs 0

Also, Span is good at defense - Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Hey, you know how Rendon is good at hitting? He still is. Also, Gio is good at pitching.

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Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

  • Settling back in: Gio Gonzalez (+46.9%) throws 7 scoreless with 7 Ks and 2 walks. That's about what it takes to get a win these days on the Nats rotation.
  • Rather dramatic: Anthony Rendon (+39.1%) is 3-4, socring on a wild pitch to put the Nats ahead in the 6th (+15.0%) and hitting a double and an RBI triple in the aeyth (+14.7%).
  • Better luck tonight: Ian Desmond (-12.9%) is 0-4 with 2 Ks and 4 LOB.
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