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Game 60 WPA: So much almost. Nats lose 1-3.

Gio settled in after a shaky first, but the team just couldn't come through with enough runs.

No heroics tonight, huh, buddy?
No heroics tonight, huh, buddy?
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Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Even Maddux' majik only does so much if you don't get run support: Gio "The Biblical story of Samson may be relevant" Gonzalez (-7.9%) gives up 3 runs (all in the first) over 7 IP with 10 Ks and 2 walks (both of whom scored).
  • There goes the no-hitter: Daniel "Hits" Murphy (-3.0%) gets the Nats on the board with a solo blast to lead off the 5th (+8.5%).
  • Rally on: Michael "Better routes lately" Taylor (+10.6%) singles and takes second when Jose "Buffalo Speed" Lobaton goes first-to-third™ to put two RISP with no out in the 6th (+15.2%).
  • Rally off: Chris "Hitless" Heisey (-21.4%) grounds to short and Lobatron breaks for home late to get thrown out at the plate (-14.7%). Jayson "The BABIP gods punish those who advocate the DH" Werth (-13.0%) follows up with a rally-finishing GDP (-12.4%).

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