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Game 67 WPA: Also, Fox Sports is bad. Nats 1, SCA 4

Another wasted pitching performance, lackluster hitting, unlikely BABIP, and don't even get me started on the interference call that didn't happen.

Jeff Curry


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  • Try to pitch better: Stephen Strasburg (+2.1%) gives up an insurmountable 2 ER in 6.2 IP with 5 Ks and a walk. He's 0-1 at the plate with 2 walks and a botched sac bunt (+4.3% hitting overall).
  • Token offense: Jayson Werth (+6.2%) doubles in a run in the first for some fleeting hope (+12.0%).
  • Harper to CF? Denard Span (-24.1%) is 0-4 with 4 LOB and a GDP, including a bases-loaded, inning-ending groundout when it was still tied (-11.9%).
  • Superfluous meltdown: Drew Storen (-14.4%) takes a while to get the last out in the 7th, loading the bases with a HBP, walking in a run, then cashing in a second runner on a swinging bunt.
  • Failure up the middle: Ian Desmond (-13.5%) and Danny Espinosa (-12.2%) combine to go 0-8 with 4 LOB and a GDP.

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