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Game 120 WPA: Not quite enough. Nats lose 2-3

Scherzer put together a quality start, the bullpen only let in one run, but the bats couldn't push across enough to win.

You two on the left! BE BETTER.
You two on the left! BE BETTER.
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Source: FanGraphs

  • DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM: Max Scherzer (+6.7%) fans 7 but walks 3 over 6+ IP, letting in two runs while he was pitching with an inherited runner coming around after he leaves.
  • Man at the crux: Michael Taylor (+4.1%) smacks a two-out, two-run, game-tying home run in the 7th (+25.3%), and then strikes out to end the game with two men on and a one-run deficit (-15.5%).
  • Unhelpful relief: Felipe Rivero (-7.5%) faces a single batter and gets a meltdown for allowing a single to set up the go-behind run.
  • Helpful hitters: Bryce Harper (+12.3%) is 2-3 with a double, a walk, and a single to start the 9th (+11.3%). Ryan ZImmerman (+10.8%) is 0-1 with 3 walks.
  • Unhelpful hitters: Yunel Escobar (-21.0%) is 0-4 with 3 LOB and a 9th-inning K with a man on (-11.2%). Ian Desmond (-19.9%) is 0-4 with 2 LOB and a 9th-inning K right after Yuni's (-10.5%).

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