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Game 15 WPA: Fearsome. Nats 6, Fish 3

Roark tries to hold down a tough lineup, but manages a QS out of it. Werth delivers a typically dramatic hit, and newbie Zach Walters gets to deliver some drama of his own. Also, Storen was good.

Mr. Werth doesn't care for your attitude, young man.
Mr. Werth doesn't care for your attitude, young man.
Mike Ehrmann


Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

What do these graphs mean (this is a link)?

  • Quality start: Tanner Roark (-9.5%) gets through 6.1 IP with 5 Ks and 2 BBs, but a location mistake costs him 3 ER on a 4th-inning bomb (-27.5%).
  • Fearsome countenance: Jayson Werth (+26.6%) manages to get one just over the ridiculous wall in RCF for an opposite field, three-run, game-tying bomb in the 6th (+33.5%).
  • Red monster: Drew Storen (+8.3%) gets the last two outs in the 7th, thanks to an inning-ending GDP (-8.3%), earning a shutdown.
  • #WALTQUAKE: Zach Walters bounces a pinch-hit solo bomb off the LF foul pole about halfway up to put the Nats ahead in the aeyth (+27.7%).
  • Tacking on: Ian Desmond (+2.9%) hits a bases-loaded, two-RBI single in the ayeth to add a much-appreciated margin (+9.6%).

It was a good bounce back and a great come-from-behind win. Still, we have a tough series ahead of us, so don't get too jubilant.