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Game 144 WPA: Phenoms phenomenal! Nats win, Boras picks out private island to buy.*

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Strasburg is a good pitcher. Harper is a good hitter. Let's not forget that.

"Oh, I will get you out, yes I will. Have no doubt of this." (Not an actual quote.)
"Oh, I will get you out, yes I will. Have no doubt of this." (Not an actual quote.)
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Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • All the outs: Stephen Strasburg (+42.1%) throws a one-hitter over 8 innings with a personal-best-tying 14 Ks (I was at that game!), 1 walk, and no runs allowed.
  • All the RBI: Bryce Harper (+29.3%) is 3-3 with a walk, a monster two-out solo shot in the first for the winning run (+11.5%), an RBI single in the 3rd to pad the lead (+9.1%), and a lazy pop-fly two-run dinger to pad his stats in the aeyth (+7.2%).
  • Yeah, so, that's all the WPA pretty much: Uh....

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*I have no inside knowledge as to Scott Boras' real or imagined real estate investment options. This is light-hearted speculation for purely facetious purposes and is not financial advice. Please read relevant prospectuses before investing. Side effects may include eye-rolling, mild amusement, annoyance, unwise financial management, and the heartbreak of psoriasis.