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Game 84 WPA: Syracuse's slump continues with 0-5 loss.

The long games seem to have finally caught up to Scherzer, and the AAA lineup was no help at all.

The thing speaks for itself.
The thing speaks for itself.
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Source: FanGraphs

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  • You look tired, bro: Max Scherzer (-26.4%) gives up 5 runs in 4.2 IP, with 4 Ks and no walks. You've earned a game off, dude.
  • Another unicorn, pushed off a cliff: Ian Desmond (+2.3%) triples to lead off the 5th (+4.1%) and is stranded there when the next three batters strike out.
  • Watch out, Max: Taylor Jordan (+2.1%) throws 3.1 scoreless in relief with a walk and 3 Ks to no particular notice by the WPA hamsters.
  • Also unhelpful: Clint Robinson (-19.2%) gets the WPA blame for hitting into an odd non-force GDP/quasi-TOOTBLAN with two on in the 4th (-12.3%).
  • Your WPA leader: Bryce Harper (+7.3) gets the nod for going 1-3 with walk.

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