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Game 134 WPA: Michael A. TATER, amirite? Nats win!

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Roark ate some innings, the bullpen did a pretty good job, and MAT came through with the crucial RBI.

This is not Michael A. Taylor, but it echoes my feelings on his performance.
This is not Michael A. Taylor, but it echoes my feelings on his performance.
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150904-134 WPA

Via Fangraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • On the spot: Tanner Roark (-5.5%) lets in one run in 4.1 IP despite 3 walks and only 1 K.
  • No-doubter: Bryce Harper (+28.15) hits one almost to the [beer company] party deck with two outs in the 1st to put the Nats ahead (+11.4%), part of his 2-3, 2 walk night, which also included a leadoff single in the 10th (+7.5%).
  • Bridge: Matt Thornton (+19.6%) earns a shutdown by getting out of bases-loaded, one-out jam in the 5th. Felipe Rivero (+15.3%) follows up with two scoreless for a shutdown of his own.
  • Bridge too far: Drew Storen (-22.2%) lets in a go-behind run in the ayeth for a meltdown.
  • High drama: Yunel Escobar (+33.3%) doubles to lead off the ninth (+24.3%). Wilson Ramos strikes out with a runner on third and one out later than inning (-24.6%). Matt den Dekker singles in the two-out, tying run to send the game to extras (+40.8%).
  • A chance to win: Jonathon Papelbon (+15.6%) throws two scoreless in the 9th and 10th for a shutdown.
  • Setup to go ahead: Ryan Zimmerman (+9.1%) singles to put runners 1st/3rd with no outs in the 10th (+23.4%).
  • "...like a 150-grain thirty-ought-six": Michael Taylor hits a pinch-hit sac fly well back into the red porch seats for a three-run walkoff dinger (+6.6%).

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