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Game 23 WPA: Is this a streak? Nats 8, Mets 2

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So. This is what a team looks like when all the parts are working together. I like it.

Sure, it's not from tonight's game, but he hits so many doubles they all kinda run together.
Sure, it's not from tonight's game, but he hits so many doubles they all kinda run together.
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150430-23 WPA

Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Battling: Stephen Strasburg (-7.8%) fans 7 and walks 1 in 5.1 IP, giving up only 2 ER.
  • Full moon rising: Jayson Werth (+7.8%) is 2-5 with a RBI single in the 4th to the put the Nats on the board (+12.6%).
  • Fire, extinguished: Aaron Barrett (+11.9%) defuses Stras' runners-corners, one-out jam to finish the 6th with no runs across and earn a shutdown.
  • Rallies, primed: Bryce Harper (+17.7%) is 2-5 with a walk to load the bases in the 4th (+10.7%) and a double to put runners 2nd/3rd in the 6th (+9.1%). His bases-clearing double in the 9th is pure stat-padding (+1.3%).
  • Triumphant debut: Sammy Solis (+7.7%) earns his first major league shutdown with scoreless 7th and aeyth innings.
  • Also of note: Yunel Escobar (+11.3%) is 3-5. Ryan Zimmerman (+10.5%) is 2-4 with a double, game-tying sac fly in the 4th (+2.7%) and an RBI single to put the Nats up by 2 in the 6th (+7.9%).

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