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Game 80 WPA: Duel to the dingers. Nats win 2-1

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Gio was about as sharp as he looked all season and almost got his yearly dinger. The bats weren't prolific tonight, and they missed many of their chances, but you CAN win a game with three hits.

Two of three true outcomes back-to-back can win you a game.
Two of three true outcomes back-to-back can win you a game.
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Source: FanGraphs

  • Joe Ross is right behind you! Gio Gonzalez (+17.2%) gives up one run in 7 IP with 6 Ks and no walks. A fella could get used to outings like this.
  • Patient: Bryce Harper (+9.6%) is 0-1 with three walks.
  • Right man, right place, right time: Clint Robinson (+29.1%) is 1-4 with a go-ahead, game-winning, two-run bomb in the 7th (+38.8%).
  • Sharp: Matt Thornton (+11.2%) and Drew Storen (+14.7%) throw 1-2-3 innings to earn shutdowns in the 8th and 9th innings, respectively.
  • Dull: Danny Espinosa (-12.3%) is 0-4 with 2 Ks and a GDP.

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