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Game 3 WPA: Countdown to 100 losses at... 100. Nats 8, Mets 2

Roark brings some quality after a surprise start, Zimmy decides he wants to be a .500 hitter, too, and Desmond is a GDP machine (in the wrong way).

Wasn't his cousin supposed to pitch today?
Wasn't his cousin supposed to pitch today?
Al Bello


Via Fangraphs

  • No notice? No problem! Tanner Roark (+8.3%) doesn't get to pitch the home opener, but he still puts together a quality outing a day early, going 6 IP with 2 ER, 5 Ks and 3 BBs.
  • Mr. April: Ryan Zimmerman (+21.3%) is 4-5 with a 2nd-inning solo blast to put the Nats on the board (+10.6%).
  • Lawrence Leadoff: Denard Span (+23.9%) is today's WPA leader, going 2-3 with a walk, an ROE, and a game-tying RBI single in the 5th (+16.2%).
  • BEARDWATCH: Jayson Werth (+11.1%) is 1-3 with a pair of walks and the go-ahead RBI single in the 5th (+14.9%). Adam LaRoche (+6.3%) busts the game open with a two-run single in the 7th to put the Nats up by 3 (+12.5%). Anthony Rendon (+0.1%) has a PH.
  • [Sad trombone]: Ian Desmond (-17.6%) GDPs twice, erasing two of Zimmy's hits.
  • Promising: Danny Espinosa (+5.7%) is 2-4 with a pair of doubles.  Scott Hairston (+3.4%) gets a pinch hit.

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