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Game 26 WPA: Papelblown (there, I said it). Nats lose 6-7.

Roark has a decent outing, the bats put up some decent production, and Paps, uh, how can I put this politely? Paps soils the sheets, as it were.

Oops! Maybe lay off the breaking stuff for a while.
Oops! Maybe lay off the breaking stuff for a while.
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Tough breaks: Tanner Roark (-3.0%) gives up 3 runs with 4 Ks and 2 walks, exiting with one out in the ayeth and runners corners.
  • Off the HR Schneid: Anthony Rendon (+9.2%) cranks a one-out solo shot in the first into the LF corner to get the Nats the early lead (+10.2%).
  • No net impact: Daniel Murphy (+0.0%) hits a solo bomb of his own with two outs in the 4th to get the Nats back within one (+10.4%).
  • Welcome back: Wilson Ramos (+24.7%) hits a ground-rule double with one out in the 6th to drive in a game-tying run (+18.6%), part of his 3-4, two-double night.
  • I had never heard of this guy two months ago: Chris Heisey (+2.3%) triples in an insurance run with two down in the 6th (+12.5%).
  • Situation defused: Felipe Rivero (+8.7%) lets in a run but gets the last two outs in the aeyth to hold the lead and earn a shutdown.
  • In need of a day off? Bryce Harper (-16.2%) is 0-5 with 3 Ks and 3 LOB.
  • The DH is an abomination, and you're a big stat-padder: Jayson Werth (+14.1%) hits a no-doubt solo blast to center in the aeyth (+6.4%), although WPA thought his 6th-inning single to put runners corners when it wasn't junk time (+10.5%) was a bigger deal.
  • Much too interesting: Jonathan Papelbon (-91.1%) gives up hit after hit in the 9th until the losing run finally crosses the plate, five in all, in what may be the new worst meltdown of the year.

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