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Game 69 WPA: Meltdown. Nats lose 3-7.

Most of the pieces worked reasonably well, but one of them was particularly fail-tastic.

Treienen isn't even the one with the meltdown, but Rivero is apparently a vampire.
Treienen isn't even the one with the meltdown, but Rivero is apparently a vampire.
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Source: FanGraphs

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  • Laboring, but effective: Max Scherzer (+21.6%) gives up one run in 6 IP with 10 Ks and no walks.
  • Two out rallies: Daniel Murphy (-0.9%) gets the Nats on the board with a two-out RBI single in the 1st (+10.2%). Anthony Rendon (+21.2%) gets a pinch-hit, RBI single to put the Nats ahead with two outs in the 7th (+22.0%). Ryan Zimmerman (+3.5%) tacks on an insufficient insurance run with two outs in the ayeth (+10.9%).
  • Facing the minimum: Matt Belisle (+10.0%) throws a shutdown in the 7th to hold the one-run lead.
  • Not at all effective: Felipe Rivero (-81.9%) has a truly remarkable meltdown in the aeyth, letting in three runs to put the Nats behind without recording an out, and leaving the game with the bases loaded.

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