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Game 99 WPA: Long balls. Nats win 7-2.

Fister did decently in spite of some slightly unlucky sequencing. The bullpen was tight, and the fences looked awfully close tonight.

Keep watching, dude. I think it hasn't landed yet.
Keep watching, dude. I think it hasn't landed yet.
Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Better: Doug Fister (+2.6%) gives up 2 runs in 6 IP on 4 Ks and a walk.
  • Spark plug: Ian Desmond (+15.9%) triples in a run to get the Nats on the board in the fourth (+19.3%).
  • Team player/junk-timer: Michael Taylor (+3.0%) hits a sac fly in the 4th for the Nats' second run (+3.4%), then hits a solo shot the other way to pad his stats with two outs in the aeyth (+1.8%).
  • Hitting it more harder: Bryce Harper (+36.9%) is 3-4 with a monster three-run shot to the upper deck in right to put the Nats ahead with two out in the 5th (+33.3%) and an even more monster solo shot into the exit tunnel on the upper deck in right for some stat-padding in the ayeth (+3.1%).

Tonight's WPA brought to you by the killer version, featuring awkward grooving and stern looks of disapproval: