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Game 129 WPA: Solid win, shaky Stras. 7-4 Nats.

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Stras struggled, but the team picked him up. Let's hope he's not hurt.

"When the moon is full, I can FLY." (Not an actual quote.)
"When the moon is full, I can FLY." (Not an actual quote.)
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Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Please don't be broken: Stephen Strasburg (-28.9%) gives up 4 runs in 4 IP before leaving early. He struck out 3 and walked none, although he gave up 2 dingers.
  • Even in daytime the full moon has power: Jayson Werth (+28.3%) cranks a two-run round-tripper to get the Nats on the board and within one in the third (+16.7%). He doubles in another run in the 5th to get the Nats within one again (+13.9%).
  • Two-out rally, best rally: Bryce Harper (+10.9%) follows up Werth's 5th-inning double one out later with a game-tying RBI single (+15.7%).
  • Patient: Ian Desmond (+22.8%) finally gets the go-ahead RBI two batters later (+15.0%). I should mention he also has 3 (three!) walks on the night.
  • Adapting? Doug Fister (+11.0%) gets a shutdown with two scoreless in relief of Stras.
  • Hairy-chested bench bat: Clint Robinson smacks a pinch-hit, two-run moon shot into the RF bleachers to put the Nats up by 3 in the 6th (+14.5%).

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