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Game 118 WPA: Naltitude. Nats win 15-6

NN gave up a pile of runs, but the bats came through with an even bigger pile in support.

"I can fly!" (Not an actual quote.)
"I can fly!" (Not an actual quote.)
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Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Not quality (non-Coors-corrected): Jordan Zimmermann (-20.9%) gives up 6 runs in 6 IP with 6 Ks and 1 walk. Keep the ball in the yard, dude! I don't want to hear excuses about altitude.
  • One-run lead (Coors-corrected): Yunel Escobar (+29.4%) hits a two-run dinger to put the Nats ahead in the first (+15.6%). He singles in a run to get the Nats within a half in the third (+11.5%).
  • Quarter-run lead (Coors-corrected): Danny Espinosa (+14.0%) doubles in a go-ahead half-run with two outs in the 4th (+11.9%).
  • The "right" way: Ian Desmond (+14.8%) singles, takes second on a WP, takes 3rd on a sac fly, and scores on another WP with two outs in the 5th (+8.9%).
  • The (Coors-corrected) math is too hard: Michael A. Taylor (%) finally gets involved with a go-ahead, RBI single with two outs in the 7th (+16.9%).
  • It's close: Casey Janssen (+6.8%) gives up a hit in the 7th, but gets the last two outs to preserve the lead and earn a shutdown.
  • Lawrence Leadoff: Jayson Werth (+8.4%) doubles to put runners 2nd/3rd in the aeyth and set up two insurance runs (+10.4%).
  • Unhelpful: Wilson Ramos (-18.1%) is 0-5 with 6 LOB. Six!

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