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Game 132 WPA: Don't walk someone in front of Desmond. Nats 4, Fish 3

Look, just walk the guy in front of Desmond. WHAT'S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN?!

Remember this guy? He totally started the game.
Remember this guy? He totally started the game.
Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

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Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

  • Rained out: Stephen Strasburg (+9.5%) gives up no runs in 2 IP on 2 Ks and 1 BB before he gets pulled during the rain delay.
  • Double doubles: Steve Lombardozzi (+11.6%) doubles in a run in the 2nd for the early lead (+12.7%). Bryce Harper (-2.7%) doubles in a run in the 3rd to extend the lead to 2 (+11.3%).
  • Not quite a shutdown: Craig Stammen (+5.3%) gives up 1 ER over 3 IP with 3 Ks and no walks in relief.
  • Keep the ball down: Ryan Mattheus (-29.6%) melts down pretty hugely in the 6th, giving up 2 ER to put the Nats behind.
  • Keep writing well: Jayson Werth (+12.3%) hammers a solo bomb to deep CF where the Racing Presidents line up to tie the game in the 6th (+19.5%).
  • As I keep saying, "clutch" does not exist: Ian Desmond (+30.9%) is 3-4 with a two-out, go ahead, RBI single in the 7th (+22.2%).
  • Shutdowns: Drew Storen (+8.4%) puts two men on but manages a scoreless 7th, while Tyler Clippard (+11.5%) fans 2 in a scoreless aeyth.
  • What did you expect? Rafael Soriano (+15.2%) goes 1-2-3 in the 9th for the shutdown and the save.

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