clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Game 81 WPA: AMBUSH! Nats win 9-3

Stras was good before he hurt.. something. Swinging at the first pitch was almost all the Nats need, but there were plenty of fireworks throughout the game, with Roark not quite getting a five-inning save.

The rarely-seen hidden-high-five trick.
The rarely-seen hidden-high-five trick.
Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

150704-81 WPA

Via Fangraphs (click to embiggen)

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Abbreviated: Stephen Strasburg (+15.8%) has a solid 3.2 IP with 3 Ks, 2 walks, and no runs allowed. Let's hope it's not serious.
  • SWING EARLY!! Michael Taylor (9.7%) hits the first pitch of the game over the flower boxes in LF to put the Nats up early (+10.8%).
  • (Relatively) patient approach: Bryce Harper (+11.7%) is 3-4 with a walk, a double, and a two-run shot into the home bullpen on the fifth pitch of the game (+11.7%).
  • Rock steady: Tanner Roark (+6.5%) earns a shutdown with a 4.1 inning relief appearance, giving up 2 runs on 3 Ks and no walks, but holding the lead.
  • Piling on: Tyler Moore (+6.6%) is 3-4 with a two-out, RBI double in the 4th for the eventual winning run (+5.6%), a two-run double in the 6th to tack on (+1.9%), and a two-out, RBI single in the 7th that was pure stat-padding (+0.1%).

Today's WPA brought to you by activate two baserunners in hexes 2B and 3B, Nationals advantage: