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Game 51, 52 WPAs: DIY or Die. Nats split (2-0, 3-7)

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NN and Maxie were a study in contrasts.

"RAAAAAAAR! I DUZ IT OL MIESELFS!" (Not an actual quote.)
"RAAAAAAAR! I DUZ IT OL MIESELFS!" (Not an actual quote.)
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150602a-51 WPA

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  • Doing it himself: Jordan Zimmermann (+45.4%) throws 8 innings of shutout ball with 4 Ks and a walk, and singles to start a 5th inning rally and comes around to score the winning run.
  • In support: Yunel Escobar (+17.1%) is 2-3 with a walk. Bryce Harper (+2.5%) singles in NN (+10.2%). Drew Storen (+6.4%) records a shutdown with a 1-2-3 9th.

20150602b-52 WPA

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  • Dying: Max Scherzer (-30.2%) has a rough outing, giving up 4 runs in 6 IP on 5 Ks and 2 walks.
  • Hurting his batting line: Bryce Harper (+14.7%) is 2-4 with a double.
  • Not enough offense: Tyler Moore (+12.9%) doubles in a run in the 4th to tie the game (+14.0%). Jose Lobaton (+6.1%) singles in the go-ahead run later that inning for a brief lead (+12.8%).
  • Final failure: Blake Treinen (-19.9%) fails to keep it close in the 7th, melting down to the tune of two runs allowed and leaving with the bases loaded.

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