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Game 145 WPA: MOAR DINGERZ! Nats win.

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Gio pitches pretty well, racking up some Kayz, but Werth and Harper provide the fireworks.

"Milestones are great, kid, but WPA only cares about leverage." (Not an actual quote.)
"Milestones are great, kid, but WPA only cares about leverage." (Not an actual quote.)
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Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Ks are all the rage these days: Gio Gonzalez (+2.4%) gets WPA-snubbed for giving up 2 runs over his 7 IP while fanning 12 and walking two.
  • Man on a [mashing] mission: Jayson Werth (+24.0%) is 3-4 with a walk, a fourth-inning solo shot to put the Nats up 2-0 (+12.1%) and another solo bomb in the 6th to pad his stats (+8.0%).
  • Looking a little hobbled: Yunel Escobar (+9.8%) doubles in a run with two outs in the 5th (+12.5%).
  • Such a junk-timer: Bryce Harper (-2.2%) engages in some blatant stat-padding with a two-run jack in the 7th for his 40th dinger of the season (+3.2%).

Tonight's WPA brought to you by a bit of glitter: