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Game 65 WPA: This kind of circus, I like! Nats 5, Rox 4

All kinds of crazy in this game, with bunt "HBP," a game-tying balk, multiple ejections, players hitting each other with foul balls, and all sorts of hijinks. Luckily, none of it harmed the Nats this time.

Doug Pensinger


Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

  • Getting back in shape: Ross Detwiler (+0.2%) fans 2 and walks none in 5 IP, but gets hit around for 3 ER.
  • What have you done with June Zim? Ryan Zimmerman (+31.2%) is 2-4 with a two-run bomb in the 3rd for the early lead (+17.4%) and a go-ahead RBI double in the aeyth (+19.1%).
  • That's clown clutch, bro: Ian Desmond (+35.7%) finds yet another ridiculous way to lead the team in WPA, going 4-4 and (among other things), stealing a base, scoring a game-tying run on a balk in the 7th (+11.5%), and hitting an RBI single for the eventual winning run in the aeyth (+11.7%).
  • Shutdowns: Craig Stammen (+16.6%) throws two scoreless innings, Drew Storen (+6.5%) gets two big outs in the aeyth, and Rafael Soriano (+13.6%) allows an ER in the 9th but fans 2 and saves the win.
  • Let him rest, Davey: Kurt Suzuki (-19.6%) is 0-4 with 5 LOB.