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- That's more like it: Jordan Zimmermann (+6.6%) gets less WPA than you'd think for six innings of shutout ball with 6 Ks and one walk. The Nats scored quickly, and NN helped out with a double at the plate.
- League leader: Bryce Harper (+9.3%) hits a bases-loaded, RBI single to get the Nats on the board (and drive in the winning run) with no one out in the first (+9.2%).
- Keeping the line moving: Ryan Zimmerman (+8.2%) draws a bases-loaded walk to drive in the Nats' second run (+7.2%).
- I can't stay mad at you: Wilson Ramos (-1.6%) is the WPA laggard this time around from his run-scoring, not-quite-rally-killing GDP in the first (-3.1%).
- Are we ever getting out of the first inning? Ian Desmond (+8.9%) has a pair of RBI singles in the 1st and 3rd innings for the Nats' 4th and 5th runs, respectively.
- Also meritorious: Jayson Werth (+8.6%) is 1-1 with a bases-loading single and a DOOMy HBP near his previously-injured wrist.
- Junk time: Harper hit a dinger in the 4th (+0.7%) because we all know what a stat-padder he is.
- Somewhat more triumphant "second" debut: A.J. Cole (+0.0%) strikes out one and allows no runs over the last three innings, earning a statistically abominable save in spite of their not being enough WPA left for a shutdown.
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