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Game 95 WPA: The triumphant debut of Koda Glover. Nats win 8-1.

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The running game (feat. T. Turner) was like a bonus act after the power display. Gio had a pretty good result, too.

This isn't actually Koda Glover, but WPA plays some role in what pictures go up here.
This isn't actually Koda Glover, but WPA plays some role in what pictures go up here.
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Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Serviceable: Gio Gonzalez (+23.0%) only lets in one run over 6 IP with 6 Ks and 2 walks, but he made me way too nervous along the way.
  • I think it still may not have landed: Bryce Harper (+18.3%) cranks a titanic, two-run moonshot well back into the third deck above the home bullpen for the winning tallies with two out in the first (+18.2%).
  • The little dudes are the biggest junk-timers: Ben Revere (+8.5%) barely sneaks one out over the out of town scoreboard to pad the lead (and his stats) with two outs in the 5th (+11.8%).
  • Piling on: Jayson Werth (+4.5%) goes back-to-back with Big Ben, putting one into the back of the visiting bullpen to join the stat parade.
  • The speed game is more exciting in person than via WPA: Trea Turner (-1.1%) hits an RBI triple in the 6th (+2.3%) and steals home when Danny Espinosa (-3.9%) gets in a rundown between first and second (+0.6).
  • Okay, I think this qualifies as actual stat-padding: Anthony Rendon (-0.8%) hits a pretty big solo bomb of his own halfway up the seats above the visiting bullpen with one down in the ayeth (+0.1%).
  • Triumph: Koda Glover (+0.1%) has one of the easier debuts of the last couple of days, retiring the side in order on 4 pitches in the 9th.

This morning's WPA brought to you by a long lead: