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Game 88 1/2 & 89 WPAs: Power Outage? Win one, lose one.

Yeah, I don't even.

Way to make the AB count, dude!
Way to make the AB count, dude!
Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Source: FanGraphs

Yes, I know the graph is incomplete. Blame the WPA hamsters at FanGraphs. It means I don't have the numbers, either. It's a dynamic link and it'll update when FG fixed their data.

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Blacked out: Jordan Zimmermann (-8.3%) gives up 2 runs in 4 IP with 3 Ks and a walk before the lights go out.
  • Incomplete: Tanner Roark (+4.8%) only has 1 inning of data, but if he had both, I'm pretty sure he'd have negative pitching WPA for giving up the game-tying run. He hits a double to lead off the 5th and later scores (+9.6%).
  • Go-ahead: Yunel Escobar (+25.6%) hits a go-ahead, two-run bomb to put the Nats ahead in the 5th (+22.9%).
  • Probably shutdowns, both: Aaron Barrett (no data) and Casey Janssen (#err) combine to keep the game tied in the 7th and aeyth.
  • Upper Dekker: Matt denDekker (+a bunch, maybe 40ish?) absolutely clobbers a pinch-hit, two-run jack into the first row of the upper deck above the home bullpen to the put the Nats ahead in the 8th.
  • I was never worried: Drew Storen (NaN) probably has a shutdown of his own with a not-quite 1-2-3 9th in which he allowed no runs.

Source: FanGraphs

  • Struggling: Doug Fister (-18.4%) does us no favors by allowing 4 runs in 5 IP with a K and 2 walks.
  • Your hitting WPA leader: Doug Fister (+3.1%) singles with one out in the 3rd.
  • Triumphant (Nats) debut: Emmanuel Burriss (+1.2%) reps Wilson High with a 9th-inning, pinch-hit single and a run scored.
  • Reigning king of the junk timers: Bryce Harper (-3.7%) hammers a two-run bomb of his own into the upper deck in RF to pad his stats a little in the 9th (+2.0%).

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