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Game 83: Enjoy 2012 night at Nats Park! Nats win 12-1.

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Stras and Espy are their respective versions as of old, and the Nats cruise to an easy win.

"Invert THIS w, H8RZ!!" (Not an actual quote.)
"Invert THIS w, H8RZ!!" (Not an actual quote.)
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Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Questionable? Stephen Strasburg (+23.9%) throws 6 2/3 scoreless, fanning five and walking four.
  • Let's not forget who's having an extraordinary season: Wilson Ramos (+15.1%) is 3-4 with a walk, a second-inning solo shot to get the Nats on the board (+11.0%), and fifth-inning RBI double to pad his stats (+0.9%).
  • This may be better than the magical rookie year: Danny Espinosa (+15.2%) is 4-5 with a fourth-inning grand slam (+11.8%), a 5th-inning RBI single (+0.3%), and a 7th-inning solo shot that's pure stat-padding (+0.0%).
  • Patient: Anthony Rendon (+8.6%) is 2-3 with a pair of walks and a 7th-inning solo bomb of his own to get the Nats into double digits (+0.0%).
  • More junk-timers: Bryce Harper (+1.4%) has a 5th-inning solo bomb about 20 rows back over the out-of-town scoreboard (+1.6%), while Stephen Drew (+0.0%) has his own pinch-hit solo shot in the ayeth (+0.0%).

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