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Game 137 WPA: This one's on the pitchers. Nats lose.

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Maxy didn't have it today, but neither did anyone in the pen, so... welp.

I'd run screaming from this one, too.
I'd run screaming from this one, too.
Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports


Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Also running out of gas: Max Scherzer (-32.5%) gives up 5 runs in 6 IP with 6 Ks and no walks, but 3 HRs allowed.
  • Horns up! Wilson Ramos (+13.6%) electrifies the crowed with a dramatic, go-ahead grand slam in the 4th (+30.0%).
  • ArrooooOOO! Jayson Werth (+5.7%) doubles in a run later in the 4th to double the Nats' lead to "not enough" (+10.0%).
  • Not a meltdown: Blake Treinen (-0.4%) is the 2nd-most-effective Nats reliever today, getting an out in the 7th but allowing a runner.
  • Still not a metldown (just barely): Felipe Rivero (-5.9%) walks a batter and records no outs after Treinen, missed a meltdown by 0.1%.
  • Definitely meltdowns: Casey Janssen (-22.3%) lets in an inherited runners to put the Nats behind, while Matt Thornton (-10.8%) lets in two more to put the game out of reach.
  • Today's WPA leader: Ian Desmond (+18.2%) is 2-3 with a walk.
  • I'm blame him, too, if he pitched today: Bryce Harper (-9.5%) is 0-4 with a walk, 3 Ks and 3 LOB.

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