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Game 2 WPA: Wonder Twin Powers, ACTIVATE! Nats 2, Mets 1

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Any win is sweet, but the first of the season is a bit sweeter. The Brothers Zimm came through in their typical laconic heroics.

"I hope my brother pitches well." (Not an actual quote.)
"I hope my brother pitches well." (Not an actual quote.)
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150408-2 WPA

Via Fangraphs. (What do these graphs mean?)

  • Zim the Younger: Jordan Zimmermann (+24.9%) gives up 1 ER in 6 IP, fanning 4 and walking none.
  • Zim the Elder: Ryan Zimmerman (+11.2%) smacks a two-out, two-run homer in the first for the winning runs (+20.2%).
  • Tribunes of leverage: Craig Stammen (+9.1%) walks one in the 7th, but earns a shutdown with a scoreless inning. Blake Treinen (+11.2%) gives up a hit in the ayeth, but earns a shutdown with his own scoreless inning.
  • FREE CHIK-FIL-A!! Drew Storen (+14.7%) fans two in the 9th to get the save, a shutdown, and free chicken sandwiches for game attendees at participating DC-area locations.

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