Game 83 WPA: Comfortably Boring. Nats 7, Rox 1

Getting back into the swing of things. See what I did there? - Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Stras was effective and the Nats took full offensive advantage of a struggling pitching staff. It made for a pleasantly boring game.

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Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

  • Decent outing: Stephen Strasburg (+18.6%) throws 7 2/3 with 1 ER, 8 Ks and a walk. He has a single double, a walk, and a sacrifice at the plate.
  • Value commensurate with cost: Jayson Werth (+19.4%) is 2-3 with 2 walks, a pair of doubles--including one for 2 RBIs in the first to get the Nats the winning margin (+15.0%), and a run scored on a wild pitch.
  • Also good: Anthony Rendon (+9.0%) is 2-4 with a walk and a two-RBI double of his own in the 4th (+4.7%) to put the game well out of reach.
  • Working on that OBP: Denard Span (+5.0%) is 2-3 with a pair of walks.

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