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Game 139: Werth the wait

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Today's game thread: Nats eventually win.

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Via FanGraphs

  • Stras solidarity? Ross Detwiler (-35.6%) gets hit around for 5 runs (3 earned) in 5 IP with 3 Ks and 3 BBs.
  • Clutch + choke (if either existed): Danny Espinosa (-9.2%) hits an RBI single to get the Nats within one in the 4th (+14.8%) but strikes out with runners 2nd/3rd and one down in the 8th (-21.9%)
  • Relevant dinger: Ryan Zimmerman (+16.4%) hits an 8th-inning, two-run shot to get the Nats within two (+16.1%).
  • Critical dinger: Jayson Werth (+37.7%) cranks a solo shot to deep left center to tie in the 9th (+44.7%).
  • Winner: Drew Storen (+12.3%) strikes out the side in a shutdown 9th.
  • Rally time: Ian Desmond (+23.9%) singles to put runners corners in the 10th (+23.5%). Corey Brown eventually delivers the walkoff, pinch-hit single over the drawn-in, five-man infield (+17.3%).