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Game 131 WPA: Giveaway. Nats lose 5-8.

Ross runs out of the gas, and the bullpen just can't get the third out.

This game ended after the 3rd, right? Good times.
This game ended after the 3rd, right? Good times.
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Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Innings limit: Joe Ross (-10.7%) seems to be at the end of his rope, going only 2 2/3 innings with 3 Ks and 6 (six!) walks, letting in two runs (one via bases-loaded walk).
  • Resurgent: Doug Fister (+11.0%) lets in one inherited runner on a bases-loaded HBP, but goes the rest of his 2.1 IP with no further runs to earn a shutdown.
  • Damn you for giving us hope: Anthony Rendon (+8.9%) doubles in a pair of runs early to give the Nats the lead (+20.1%). Ryan Zimmerman (+3.0%) hits a solo shot to put the Nats up by 4 (+6.6%).
  • Seriously, stop encouraging us: Felipe Rivero (+7.3%) works a shutdown inning in relief. Matt Thornton (-12.8%) melts down and leaves a runners-corners jam for Blake Treinen (+21.1%), who earns a shutdown by getting out of it.
  • There's that DOOM: Drew Storen (-35.8%) gives up the game-tying runs in the ayeth for a meltdown, while Casey Janssen (-37.5%) earns his second meltdown in as many days giving up the walkoff.
  • Your WPA leader: Bryce Harper (+16.9%) is 2-2 with a double and a pair of walks. He's good at hitting.

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