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

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

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  • 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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