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Game 57 WPA: DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM. Nats lose 3-6.

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J-Zim again demonstrates the futility of pitching to contact, while the lineup gives more runs than usual, but far less than needed to win.

"RAAAAAAR! I PITCHEZ 2 CONTAKT AND GIEVEZ UP RUNZ!!" (Not an actual quote.)
"RAAAAAAR! I PITCHEZ 2 CONTAKT AND GIEVEZ UP RUNZ!!" (Not an actual quote.)
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150607-57 WPA

Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Maybe you should worry more about your strikeout numbers: Jordan Zimmermann (-29.4%) gives up 4 runs in 5 IP on 10 hits (seemingly all on 0-2 counts), 2 walks, and 3 Ks.
  • He swung hard, and (in this case) he hit it: Ian Desmond (+16.2%) smacks a two-run shot a few rows past the center of the out of town scoreboard in right-center to put the Nats ahead in the 2nd (+19.5%).
  • Not a bad game: Yunel Escobar (+12.9%) is 3-4 with an RBI single in the 5th to get the Nats within one (+9.9%).
  • A bad game: Blake Treinen (-18.6%) melts down in the 6th, letting in two runs on a couple of hits, 3 walks, and a WP (all with two outs, of course).
  • No bueno: Bryce Harper (-15.4%) is 0-4 with 5 LOB. Let's hope his wrist is okay.

Tonight's WPA brought to you by DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM: