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Game 10 WPA: We're going streaking! Nats 5, FF 2

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Fister wasn't like normal, but he still dealt. The Nats had some minor miscues, but overcame them by hitting a bunch. More like this, please.

This 7th-grader is the best hitter on the Nats.
This 7th-grader is the best hitter on the Nats.
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150416-10 WPA

Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Where my grounders at? Doug Fister (+2.9%) doesn't show his normal ground-ball tendencies, giving up 2 runs (1 ER) along with 4 walks and 4 Ks. It was enough, though.
  • Older phenom: Yunel Escobar (+7.4%) smacks a leadoff solo shot in the first to put the Nats ahead early (+10.4%).
  • Horns up! Wilson Ramos (+11.1%) bloops a game-tying RBI single into no-man's land behind 2B with two outs in the 4th (+13.7%).
  • "A" is for "error" and "dinger": Michael Taylor (+14.1%) drops a fly ball to put the Nats behind, but later hits a go-ahead solo shot in the 5th for the winning tally (+15.8%).
  • High leverage: Matt Thornton (+8.1%) gets the last out in the 7th to escape a bases-loaded, two-out jam and earn a shutdown.
  • Imagine "Yakety Sax" in the background: Ryan Zimmerman (+4.7%) hits a two-run double to give a nerve-soothing cushion in the six and provide Harper an opportunity to nearly run over Werth on the basepaths (+11.4%).

Today's WPA brought to you by baserunning (it's implied):