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Game 117 WPA: Countdown to 100 losses at 41.

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Ross is running out of majik, but the Nats are out of runs.

Why not a picture of Janssen? What difference, at this point, does it make?
Why not a picture of Janssen? What difference, at this point, does it make?
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Source: FanGraphs

  • Rough night, kid: Joe Ross (-22.1%) does the best he can, but gives up 4 runs in 4 IP despite fanning 6 and only walking one.
  • Tonight's WPA leader: Blake Treinen (+3.4%) doesn't have enough leverage to earn a shutdown with his 2 scoreless in relief with 2 Ks and no walks, but he leads the team in WPA today anyhow.
  • Tonight's hitting WPA leader: Ian Desmond (+2.2%) is 1-3 with a SB, leading the Nats' offense, such as it is.
  • Exercises in shiny, wide-brimmed hats: Michael Taylor (-6.9%) is 0-4 with 4 Ks.
  • More offensive offense: Wilson Ramos (-6.1%) is 1-3 with 2 LOB. Bryce Harper (-4.3%) is 0-4 with 3 Ks and 1 LOB. Yunel Escobar (-4.3%) is 0-4 with 1 LOB.

Tonight's WPA brought to you by did I ever tell you guys about that time I saw Nirvana open for Dinosaur Jr at the Whiskey back in the day?