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.

Chart_51__medium

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.

Tonight's WPA brought to you by Coloradan hipster power supply:


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Federal Baseball

You must be a member of Federal Baseball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Federal Baseball. You should read them.

Join Federal Baseball

You must be a member of Federal Baseball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Federal Baseball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker