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Game 12 WPA: Finding ways to lose. Nats 3, FF 5

Zimmermann keeps giving free passes, Desmond keeps booting it, and Zimmerman contributes nothing at the plate. What does this recipe give us?

"EYE WALKZ U!!" (Not an actual quote.)
"EYE WALKZ U!!" (Not an actual quote.)
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150418-12 WPA

Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Dude, CONTRACT YEAR!! Jordan Zimmermann (-20.4%) couldn't give a rip about his future earnings, walking 4 and fanning 3 over 6.1 IP, giving up 4 runs (2 earned).
  • Dude! Contract year! Ian Desmond (+7.7%) has defensive miscues that cost two runs, which his 3-5 night doesn't outweigh.
  • Useful: Jose Lobaton (+6.7%) drives in a run to tie it in the 4th (+18.0%).
  • Not raging: Bryce Harper (+20.3%) is 2-3 with a walk and a loooooong HR to dead center to tie the game in the 5th (+17.4%).
  • Not useful: Ryan Zimmerman (-14.5%) is 0-4 with 4 LOB.

Tonight's WPA brought to you by a familiar recipe: