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Game 97 WPA: Early hangover. Nats lose 3-5.

Roark has a shaky outing, missing in the zone and out. The Nats put up a few runs, but not enough.

Not necessarily to your advantage tonight, to borrow a phrase.
Not necessarily to your advantage tonight, to borrow a phrase.
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Nationals


Source: FanGraphs

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  • Shaky: Tanner "Schlitz" Roark (-36.0%%) throws a first-pitch ball to every batter it seems, giving up 5 runs in 5 IP with 4 Ks, 2 walks and a HBP.
  • Quick (but isolated) response: Jayson "Old Man Power" Werth (+5.9%) belts a solo shot into the first row of the former Red Porch seats to tie the game with one down in the first (+10.8%). Wilson "LAZORZ" Ramos (+13.4%) follows up one out later with a go-ahead RBI single (+9.6%), part of his 3-4 night.
  • Too little, too late: Daniel "Hits" Murphy (+0.9%) hits a solo shot out to right to get the Nats within two with one down in the ayeth (+5.9%).
  • If Desi can play CF, why not Trea? Ben "4-3" Revere (-15.6%) is 0-5 with 3 LOB and 3 groundouts to second. On the other hand, Trea "Wheels" Turner (-7.3%) is 0-3 with 3 Ks and a HBP.

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