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Game 146 WPA: Why do I even bother? Nats lose, and it's all DOOOOOOOM again.

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Roark can't miss the bats, and the Nats can only rally not quite enough.

You're not who we said you were.
You're not who we said you were.
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Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Ineffective: Tanner Roark (-42.9%) gives up 6 runs in 5 IP despite 4 Ks and no walks. The two dingers allowed were particularly unhelpful.
  • Look who's a patient rally-dude! Ian Desmond (+23.0%) lines a game-tying two run bomb into the visiting bullpen in the 2nd (+18.8%). He singles on a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded and two outs in the aeyth to drive in two and get the Nats within two (+8.4%).
  • Rally FAIL: Michael Taylor (-13.6%) strikes out to strand the bases loaded in the ayeth (-14.7%).

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