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Game 1 WPA: Countdown to 100 losses at 99. Nats 1, Mets 3

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DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM, Nats fans--DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! Mad Max's strong start wasn't enough with Desi's determined hazing, and the Nats drop their season opener. DOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

You make that face all you want, the defense will drop some balls just to spite you.
You make that face all you want, the defense will drop some balls just to spite you.
H.Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports

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Via Fangraphs. (What do these graphs mean?)

  • Welcome to the Natstown: Max Scherzer (-13.1%) goes 7.2 IP with 8 Ks, 2 BBs and no ERs. Enjoy your loss, loser!
  • On pace for 162 HR this season: Bryce Harper (+6.9%) is 2-4 with a leadoff solo shot in the 4th to put the Nats ahead for a while (+14.0%).
  • On pace for 324 errors this season: Ian Desmond (-6.8%) should be glad that WPA charges errors to the pitcher, as his calling off of Dan Uggla to drop a pop fly ended up costing the game-losing unearned runs (-6.2%).
  • #ALRWHMTP: Ryan Zimmerman (-6.2%) discovers the in-between hop (FP sez 1B is harder than it looks!), bobbling a Desmond throw that cost the Nats another run and Desmond another error.
  • Also unhelpful: Wilson Ramos (-14.3%) is 0-4 with a K and 4 LOB.

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