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Game 34 WPA: P2K > P2C. Nats win 3-2.

In the best sort of homecoming for an old friend, the Nats did something extraordinary.

"I was trying to break the scoreboard." (Not an actual quote.)
"I was trying to break the scoreboard." (Not an actual quote.)
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Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Records were made to be broken. And tied: Max "K" Scherzer (+46.5%) demonstrates the superiority of pitching to strike-out, fanning 20 and walking none (zero) in a two-run complete game.
  • Let someone else get some RBI, man: Daniel "Hits" Murphy (+17.3%) singles in a run with one out in the first to get the Nats the early lead (+9.4%). He singles in another run in the sixth to regain the lead (+9.9%).
  • It seemed like junk time at the time, so Ima call him a junk-timer: Danny Espinosa (+5.3%) cranks a solo bomb to right center with one out in the seventh to pad his stats and score the eventual winning tally (+10.7%).
  • Brother against brother: Ryan Zimmerman (-5.6%) is 1-2 with a pair of walks and a GDP to snuff the first-inning rally (-9.9%).
  • Batting like a shaven man: Jayson Werth (-17.3%) is 0-4 with a GDP to end a rally in the 6th (-10.9%).
  • Progress? Ben "4-3" Revere (-6.3%) is 0-4 with no Ks and no LOB.
  • Also meritorious: Anthony Rendon (+11.3%) is 2-4 with a double and a SB.

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