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Game 90 WPA: At least there was no CGI. Nats lose.

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Well, the marquee match-up was surprisingly close, but the bullpen let things get a bit out of hand. Too bad there was no offense, right?

If you strike me down I shall become more powerful that you can possibly imagine.
If you strike me down I shall become more powerful that you can possibly imagine.
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Source: FanGraphs

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  • Keeping it close: Max Scherzer (+15.1%) does his best, giving up 1 run in 6 IP with 8 Ks and walk, but it's not enough.
  • Also keeping it close: Aaron Barrett (+7.0%) earns a shutdown by getting the last out in the 7th with the bases loaded.
  • Not keeping it close: Blake Treinen (-14.3%) adds a spectacular and superfluous meltdown in the 9th, letting in four runs and only getting one out.
  • Weak up the middle: Ian Desmond (-9.9%) and Danny Espinosa (-8.8%) combine to go 0-7 with a GDP.

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