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Game 155 WPA: Humming along. Nats 2, Fish 1

Stras was good, the bats were adequate, the defense sparkled, and the bullpen was... good enough.

If only he could win on the road...
If only he could win on the road...
Eliot J. Schechter


Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

  • Work on the command: Stephen Strasburg (+38.5%) throws 7 scoreless with 5 Ks, but TWO WALKS! TWO!!
  • Extra bases: Jose Lobaton (+6.6%) doubles to lead off the 5th (+9.0%). Nate Schierholtz (+14.7%) drives him in one AB later with an RBI triple to put the Nats ahead (+17.8%).
  • Happy Tony Two-Bags Day: Anthony Rendon (+6.2%) is 2-4 with a 5th-inning RBI double for the eventual winning rub (+7.8%) and some ZImmerman-esque defense at the hot corner.
  • Unlikely setup man: Craig Stammen (+7.1%) throws a 1-2-3 ayeth to earn a shutdown.
  • Matty is trolling us: Rafael Soriano (+7.0%) gives up 4 hard-hit balls and a run, but holds on to the lead in the ninth for a shutdown.