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Game 97 WPA: Needz moar runz. Nats lose 1-3.

Ross has a decent enough outing, but we kinda need to see more runs, mmmkay?

WPA leader (shown here), not in a good game.
WPA leader (shown here), not in a good game.
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Source: FanGraphs

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  • Still learning: Joe Ross (-14.3%) has a quality start, giving up 3 runs in 6 IP with 7 Ks and a walk. Enjoy your loss.
  • Early, tenuous lead: Michael Taylor ( +3.6%) hits a two-out solo shot to put the Nats in front in the third (+13.0%).
  • Rally killer: Bryce Harper (-11.9%) is 1-4 with 3 LOB.
  • Rally obliterator: Wilson Ramos (-21.4%) is 0-3 with a K, 2 LOB, and a GDP with runners corners to end the 7th (-16.3%).
  • Triumphant return: Anthony Rendon (+4.2%) has a pinch-hit single in the aeyth, making him the night's Nats WPA leader.

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