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Game 110 WPA: It's too late for this much FAIL. Nats back to losing.

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Scherzer leaves pitches over the plate and gets punished accordingly. The Nats get him off the hook, but Storen can't keep it tied, and the Nats only had one comeback in them.

DOOOOOOOOM.
DOOOOOOOOM.
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Source: FanGraphs

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  • Missing in the middle: Max Scherzer (-26.5%) gives up 4 runs in 6 IP with 10 Ks and walk, but 3 HR allowed.
  • Back-to-back: Ryan Zimmerman (+15.2%) blasts a game-tying solo shot over the fence in center to get the Nats on the board in the second (+12.1%), and follows up with another solo big fly about 8 rows back over the Geico sign in right center on his next AB with two outs in the 3rd (+11.1%).
  • Also back-to-back: Jayson Werth (-2.0%) smacks a solo shot of his own right after Zim's in the second to put the Nats ahead (+11.6%).
  • Veteran-y: Michael Taylor (+11.6%) gets the WPA credit for a run-scoring, game-tying ROE when Werth carefully gets in the middle of a throw home on his way to the plate (+12.6%).
  • YEAH! Oops: Casey Janssen (+6.1%) earns a shutdown by getting the last out in the 7th to preserve the tie. Drew Storen (-35.9%) gives up 2 runs in the ayeth to put the Nats behind and earn a meltdown.
  • Rally time: Anthony Rendon (+20.6%) walks to put two on with no outs in the 9th (+14.0%). Zim walks two batters later to load 'em up with one out (+13.0%).
  • Big misses: Bryce Harper (-20.9%) pops up with two on in the 9th (-12.2%). Werth Ks with the bases loaded two batters later (-14.8%).

Today's WPA brought to you by the bullpen isn't the only problem: