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Game 18 WPA: Bad pitching + no hitting = loss. Nats 0, Fish 8

Strasburg wasn't a total disaster, but 4 runs is too many to give up when the lineup scores zero.

You didn't do well tonight, kid.
You didn't do well tonight, kid.
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150426-18 WPA

Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

  • Not ace-y: Stephen Strasburg (-12.7%) gives up 4 ER and walks 2 in 6 IP, despite fanning 6.
  • Least offense: Ian Desmond (-7.9%) and Ryan Zimmerman (-9.2%) combine to go 0-8 with 3 Ks and 3 LOB.
  • Improvement: Blake Treinen (+0.5%) strikes out two, walks one, and manages to keep the Nats' deficit at 4 with a scoreless 7th.
  • Regression: Rafael Martin (-1.0%) has 1 K, 1 BB, and 4 ER on 4 hits, two of which leave the yard.
  • Tonight's WPA leader: Wilson Ramos (+2.5%) is 2-4 and manages a positive WPA total despite not getting any WPA credit for throwing out a base stealer in the first (+5.7%).

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