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Game 152 WPA: Lost opportunities. Nats lose, manage to summarize season of futile promise in single maddening game


Throw as hard as you want. It won't matter.
Throw as hard as you want. It won't matter.
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Source: FanGraphs

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  • Not last year's guy: Tanner Roark (-13.4%) gives up a nearly-insurmountable three runs in 5 IP with two walks and a punch-out.
  • His first [of, we hope, many] big-WPA play: Trea Turner (+12.8%) smacks a pinch-hit double in the 5th to set up the Nats' first two runs.
  • Are there PEDs that work for defense? Yunel Escobar (+20.0%) is 3-5 with a 5th-inning RBI single to get the Nats within one (+11.2%) and a 7th-inning RBI double to put the Nats [briefly] ahead (+15.2%).
  • Win some, lose some: Wilson Ramos (+15.7%) hits a game-tying solo shot in the 7th (+25.6%), but strikes out in the middle of a two-on rally in the ayeth after that Nats [inevitably] fell behind (-11.7%).
  • Not set up for success: Blake Treinen (-48.8%) melts down in the aeyth, giving up a platoon-disadvantaged go-behind home run (-44.3%).
  • STOP! BUNTING! After Clint Robinson leads off the ayeth with a pinch hit double (+15.3%), Ian Desmond (-23.2%) manages to bunt (!) into a lead-runner-snuffing FC (-16.9%).
  • The BABIP gods are jealous of his beard, I'm pretty sure: Jayson Werth (-18.5%) is 0-4 with 3 LOB and a GDP.

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