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Game 123 WPA: Hit your way to victory. Nats win 9-5

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NN wasn't so sharp, but a barrage of offense behind him meant he didn't have to be.

I couldn't find any pictures of him hitting from this game.
I couldn't find any pictures of him hitting from this game.
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Source: FanGraphs

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  • Quality starts are for suckers: Jordan Zimmermann (-8.2%) lets in four runs in 5.2 IP with 7 Ks and a walk, but with is ridiculous run support today, it's plenty.
  • Already earning back respect: Ryan Zimmerman (+12.2%) is 1-2 with a pair of walks and an RBI double to get the Nats on the board and support his brother in the first (+10.1%).
  • It looks like a line drive in the score book: Ian Desmond (+6.4%) Baltimore-chops an RBI single with two outs to tie it in the third (+12.7%).
  • Jam up the middle infield all you can: Danny Espinosa (+23.4%) hits a bases-clearing double to put the Nats up by 3 with two down in the third (+27.1%).
  • Junk time! Wilson Ramos (+10.6%) belts a solo shot in the 5th for the eventual winning tally (+7.6%). Anthony Rendon (+8.3%) hammers a three-run jack to pad his stats later in the inning (+8.3%).

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