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Game 95 WPA: MinMax. Nats lose 5-7.

Scherzer struggled with the long ball, but a depleted Nats lineup almost made a go of it.

Yeah, this look is not fearsome, dude.
Yeah, this look is not fearsome, dude.
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Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Non-dominant: Max Scherzer (-46.1%) gives up 5 runs in 5 IP, all via the long ball, with 8 Ks and a walk.
  • Rally time: WIlson Ramos (+3.7%) singles in a run in the 4th to get the Nats within one with runners corners and one out (+15.4%).
  • Cashing in: Tyler Moore (+16.1%) strokes a one-out, bases-loaded, two-RBI double to center to put the Nats ahead two batters later (+22.6%).
  • Catching up: Ian Desmond (+17.1%) is 1-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and a game-tying solo shot to lead off the 6th (+17.6%).
  • Losing: Sammy Solis (-26.4%) melts down in the 6th, giving up 2 runs (with two outs) to put the Nats behind.
  • WPA thinks these players are roughly equivalent: Bryce Harper (+7.8%) is 1-2 with a pair of walks and a double. Emmanuel Burris (+7.2%) gets a pinch-hit bunt single to lead off the 9th.

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