Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)
- He's awfully good: Max Scherzer (+19.5%) throws 7 scoreless with 11 Ks, although he walks two. Work on that, Max.
- More to give: Yunel Escobar (+14.7%) leads the position players in WPA night, going 2-4 with a double and a first-inning, RBI single for the early lead (+12.1%).
- Why is WPA rewarding outs? Ryan Zimmerman (-1.9%) drives in the Nats' 2nd run with an RBI groundout in the first (+3.4%), while Denard Span (+1.2%) supplements his 2-4 with a sac fly in the fourth (+1.6%).
- Other merit: Wilson Ramos (+6.8) is 1-3 with a walk and a two-out, RBI single in the first for the winning tally (+8.7%). Bryce Harper (+6.1%) is 2-3 with a walk and no homers.
Tonight's WPA courtesy of least essential director's cut ever: