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Game 146 WPA: Free passes and LOB. Nats 3, Mets 4

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Gio lost this one with free passes in the first. The Nats failed to pick him up by hitting into a ton of GDPs.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

  • Sloppy: Gio Gonzalez (-23.3%) strikes out 7 over 6.2 IP with a walk and a HBP--both of which come around to score on the way to giving up 4 runs.
  • Fear the beard: Adam LaRoche (+21.8%) is 1-1 with 4 (four!) walks, including a third-inning RBI single to get the Nats on the board (+7.2%)
  • More scarrrrry beards: Denard Span (+21.5%) is 2-4 with a SB, including a single to lead off the 9th (+11.5%). Anthony Rendon (+8.3%) is 3-5 with a double and a game-tying solo shot in the 5th (+16.3%).
  • Not helpful: Ian Desmond (-21.4%) is 1-5 with a SB, a 7th-inning GDP (-9.6%), and a game-ending K (-12.9%). Asdrubal Cabrera (-34.0%) is 0-5 with 5 LOB, a GDP to end the 6th (-14.4%), and a 9th-inning fly out that didn't move the runner (-10.2%). Bryce Harper (-16.7%) is 1-4 with a GDP (-12.5%).