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Game 14 WPA: ¡Mas Escobar! Nats 2, SCA 1

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Gio wandered in and out of jams unscathed all evening, while Desmond flashed the leather, the Dannies showed patience, Drew was a little melty, and Escobar showed that he has more to give.

Gio actually had more WPA than him, you know.
Gio actually had more WPA than him, you know.
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150422-14 WPA

Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Escape artist: Gio Gonzalez (+34.8%) somehow gives up no runs in 6 IP despite 4 walks, only 4 Ks, and 8 hits allowed!
  • Scrappy: Bryce Harper (+5.7%) bounces a seeing-eye single through the 5.5 hole to drive in a go-ahead run in the third (+11.7%).
  • Shutdown: Tanner Roark (+9.1%) and Matt Thornton (+11.2%) both earn shutdowns with scoreless 7th and aeyth innings, respectively.
  • Meltdown: Drew Storen (-22.8%) lets in the game tying run in the 9th after a pair of wild pitches to put it on third.
  • Lucky or good? Denard Span (+13.9%) caps his 2-5 night by reaching on error to load the bases in the 9th (+13.0%). Ian Desmond (-20.9%) promptly strikes out (-17.5%), while Jayson Werth (-16.0%) gets robbed of a hit to end the inning (-15.2%).
  • Solid: Aaron Barrett (+12.4%) keeps it tied in the 10th for a shutdown.
  • More to give: Yunel Escobar (+31.3%) atones for GDPing with runners corners in the 6th (-10.5%) by clubbing a no-doubter into the visiting bullpen for a walkoff in the 10th (+46.9%)

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