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Game 160 WPA: Werth staying up for. Nats 8, AZ 4

That Werth fellow can certainly hit.

This man is good at baseball.
This man is good at baseball.
Jennifer Stewart


Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

  • Needz moar kayz: Stephen Strasburg (+15.7%) leaves some pitches up, but still has a pretty good outing, giving up 2 ER over 7 IP with 4 Ks and 2 BBs.
  • Doubles: Bryce Harper (+9.6%) doubles in a run to get the Nats on the board in the 4th (+13.5%). Tyler Moore (+6.5%) doubles in the 5th (+8.3%) in front of Anthony Rendon (+9.5%), who doubles him in to tie the game (+13.1%).
  • D1NG3RZ!! Jayson Werth (+37.2%) puts the Nats ahead with a two-out, three-run bomb in the 5th (+30.2%), going 2-2 with 2 walks on the night. Wilson Ramos (+2.3%) pads his stats with a two-out, three-run jack of his own in the ayeth (+6.2%).
  • Night off: Ian Desmond (-15.0%) is 1-4, reaching on a dropped third strike when Harper got thrown out trying to take 3rd on the ball in the dirt (-7.2%). Ryan Zimmerman (-11.0%) is 0-5.