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Game 121 WPA: Countdown to 100 losses at 39.

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The Nats forced in a run on catcher interference tonight. What else do I have to say?

Everyone relax! All the problems have been solved and the season is saved.
Everyone relax! All the problems have been solved and the season is saved.
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Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • I remember when he was good: Gio Gonzalez (-31.2%) coughs up 5 runs in 5 IP on 5 Ks and 2 walks, and arguably more than 1 was unearned. Still, not getting it done, dude.
  • Brief hope for robots and Nats fans: Jose Lobaton (+5.0%) singles in a run to put the Nats ahead with two down in the 2nd (+11.0%) after Ian Desmond (+2.2%) walked and stole a base.
  • Junk timers: Bryce Harper (+1.3%) and Michael Taylor (-3.4%) pad their stats with solo shots in the 6th (+5.1%) and 7th (+0.2%), respectively.
  • I will not describe this in detail: Doug Fister (-4.7%) and Tanner Roark (-2.6%) combine for three innings of absolute garbage relief work in which 5 runs score.

Tonight's WPA brought to you by I was more a fan of Camper van Beethoven and I remember this one time I saw them at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre and they told us to complain about the orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl being too loud: