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Game 44 WPA: It's not a comeback. Nats 4, FF 1

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Gio threw well, the bats got it done, and the clowns stayed off the field. Also, Matty has finally learned Mannygering.

"Raaar! I growndz yu owt!" [Not an actual quote.]
"Raaar! I growndz yu owt!" [Not an actual quote.]
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150524-44 WPA

Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Reassuring: Gio Gonzalez (+23.6%) goes 6.1 IP, giving up 1 run with 7 Ks and a walk (also, a ton of grounders), making the most of a low zone.
  • DESTROY ALL HUMANZ: Jose Lobaton (+6.9%) hits a game-tying RBI single in the 4th (+10.5%).
  • Git 'r done: Yunel Escobar (+2.0%) triples to lead off the 5th (+13.8%), later scoring the go-ahead run.
  • But he never mastered AAA! Bryce Harper (+13.1%) is 2-3 with a walk, a force-out from RF (+5.4%), the go-ahead RBI groundout in the 5th (+0.1%) and a two-out, RBI single to pad the Nats' lead to two in the 7th (+9.3%).
  • Matchups: Matt Grace (+6.3%) earns a shutdown by getting the last out of the 7th and the first out of the aeyth.

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