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Game 16 WPA: Bad throws. Nats 1, SCA 4

I don't even want to write about this one. Be better, Nats.

It wasn't your fault today, Des, but I feel ya.
It wasn't your fault today, Des, but I feel ya.
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150423-16 WPA

Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Mistakes were made: Max Scherzer (+3.3%) goes 7 innings with 4 Ks and no walks, although a HBP and a WP lead to both runs that he allows.
  • Unlikely success: Danny Espinosa (+1.7%) doubles to lead off the 5th (+9.8%) and takes third on Scherzer's (+8.1% hitting) butcher-boy ROE (+10.6%).
  • Brief hope: Denard Span (+12.9%) is 1-3 with a walk and a fifth-inning, RBI single to tie it at one (+13.9%).
  • Fail parade: Ryan Zimmerman (-20.6%) is 1-4 with 5 LOB and a GDP. Jose Lobaton (-11.7%) is 0-4 with 2 LOB and 4 Ks. Yunel Escobar (-14.6%) is 1-4 with a GDP.
  • Not helping: Aaron Barrett (-18.7%) gratuitously melts down in the aeyth, giving up a pair of doubles around a horrendous throwing error to give up two runs.

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