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Game 125 WPA: This game's no fun. Nats lose 5-6.

Gio struggled, but the Nats rallied--until Yuni killed it (and not in a good way).

No fun.
No fun.
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Source: FanGraphs

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  • No fun number one: Gio Gonzalez (-29.2%) gives up 5 runs in 4.2 IP with 6 Ks and 2 walks.
  • Chipping away via negative WPA: Ryan Zimmerman (-11.6%) drives in the Nats' first two runs on a sacrifice grounder in the 4th (+0.0%) and a sac fly in the 6th (-2.2%).
  • Patience builds a rally: Anthony Rendon (+8.3%) sees the batter in front of him draw a walk to load the bases before drawing one himself to drive in a run and gets the Nats within 3 with one out in the 7th (+9.7%).
  • Big hits come in all sizes: Bryce Harper (+27.1%) follows up Ant's walk with a two-run single to get within one with runners corners and one out (+24.2%).
  • Failure via/at the GDP: Yunel Escobar (-20.4%) GDPs to end the 7th (-25.6%), as well as turning a double-play grounder in the 3rd into no outs and (later that inning) two runs allowed, although Gio gets the WPA hit.

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