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Game 102 WPA: Silence of the bats. Nats lose 2-3.

Ross didn't really have a bad outing, but you can't score twice in the first and just... stop scoring.

He can't hit, either.
He can't hit, either.
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Source: FanGraphs

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  • Ya got promise, kid. Too bad ya ain't got runs: Joe Ross (-8.5%) gives up 2 runs in 6.1 IP with 6 Ks and a walk.
  • Here's yer runs kid, make 'em stick: Ian Desmond (+7.3%) singles in a pair of runs with two outs in the first for an early lead (+18.5%).
  • Keeping it tied: Casey Janssen (+12.1%) earns a shutdown by getting the last two outs in the 7th after a one-out double.
  • Not keeping it tied: Matt Thornton (-33.9%) gives up the go-behind run in the ayeth for tonight's meltdown.
  • Keeping it not-tied, but no worse: Aaron Barrett (+6.7%) gets a shutdown for cleaning up Thorny's mess by getting the last two outs in the 8th with no further damage.
  • Examples of offensive futility: Anthony Rendon (-7.3%) is 0-4 with 1 LOB. Michael Taylor (-7.3%) is 0-4 with 3 Ks.
  • Examples of even more offensive futility: Wilson Ramos (-9.6%) is 0-4 with 2 LOB. Ryan Zimmerman (-9.6%) is 1-4 with 3 LOB.

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