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Game 150 WPA: Gift. Horse. Mouth. Nats lose, and to heck with your free baserunners 'cuz Nats = Sporting Gentlemen

The Nats were gifted 9 free baserunners tonight, which they converted into one run. Great jeorb!

"My dignity must be around here somewhere." (Not an actual quote.)
"My dignity must be around here somewhere." (Not an actual quote.)
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Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • No, it's hit ZONE, miss BATS: Gio Gonzalez (-2.68%) puts the game irretrievably far out of reach by giving up 4 runs in 4.2 IP on 6 Ks, 6 hits, and 2 walks. At the plate, he bunts into an inning-ending, rally-crushing DP in the 4th (-11.8%).
  • Similarly unhelpful on offense: Jayson Werth (-13.1%) is 0-2 with 2 Ks and 5 LOB.
  • Keep. That. Bat on your shoulder: Bryce Harper (+6.3%) is tonight's WPA leader, going 0-1 with 3 walks.
  • Tonight's big plays [run film of Presidents' Race]: Ian Desmond (+3.8%) singles to put runners corners with no outs in the 4th (+9.5%). Jose Lobaton (+0.2%) hits into a clown play to drive in the Nats' sole run two batters later (+9.2%).
  • WPA snub of the night: Doug Fister (+4.8%) fans 4 over the course of six straight outs in relief, but doesn't pile up enough WPA for a shutdown.

Tonight's WPA brought to you by clowns: