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Game 39 WPA: Just one, uh, TWO mistakes. Nats lose 0-2.

Scherzer gave up just enough and the lineup got nothing at all.

"WAT!" (Not an actual quote.)
"WAT!" (Not an actual quote.)
Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports


Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Not so bad, as far as hangovers go: Max Scherzer (-3.6%) fans 10 and walks 3 over 6.1 IP, giving up 2 runs on a pair of solo shots. Enjoy your loss, loser.
  • Not so much an offensive bang as a whimpher: Ryan Zimmerman (+0.3%) is 1-3 with a second-inning double. Anthony Rendon (+2.0%) singles after him to put runners corners and take the lead in hitting WPA for the Nats tonight.
  • Overused: Wilson Ramos (-17.9%) GDPs to end the second-inning, runners-corners threat (-13.0%).
  • Also unhelpful: Ben Revere (-8.2%) just can't win my approval, going 1-4 but getting caught stealing.

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