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Game 104 WPA: Help wanted. Nats lose AGAIN.

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Fister looked good for two innings, but had some trouble keeping the ball in the yard. There was a rally at the end, but too little too late.

Nats' bat boy Hunter Kelly maybe should have a spot in the starting lineup.
Nats' bat boy Hunter Kelly maybe should have a spot in the starting lineup.
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Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Keep! The Ball! DOWN! Doug Fister (-25.1%) has 6 Ks and no walks in 6 IP, but gives up 5 runs thanks to the 3 HR allowed.
  • Tonight's WPA leader: Michael Taylor (+4.9%) is 2-4 with a two-RBI double in the 9th to get the Nats within two and give us unwarranted hope (+5.6%).
  • Classic junk-timing: Ryan Zimmerman (-5.4%)) picks this lost cause of a game to jack a one-out solo shot in the ninth and pad his stats (+0.1%)

Tonight's WPA brought to you by things as painful as watching the Nats: