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Game 106 WPA: Everybody hits. Nats win 14-1

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Stras should have saved this outing for a game when he needed it more.

He's levitating the bat WITH HIS MIND!!
He's levitating the bat WITH HIS MIND!!
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Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Not pitching to the game situation: Stephen Strasburg (+6.0% pitching, +2.6% hitting) has to bat before he even takes the mound, but he still throws six innings of one-run ball with 6 Ks and 2 walks. At the plate, he's 3-4 with an RBI.
  • WPA rewards different RBI differently: Anthony Rendon (+10.8%) barely gets a mention for his sac fly to put the Nats on the board in the first (+0.1%), but gets a bit more credit for a two-run double that put the Nats up by 5 in the 2nd (+9.8%).
  • Productive: Wilson Ramos (+10.5%) is 3-6 with a double, an RBI single in the 4th, and a two-out, two-RBI single for the eventual winning runs in the first (+9.0%).
  • Batting a thousand: Daniel Murphy (+9.6%) is 3-3 with a double and a walk.
  • WPA doesn't reward stat-padding: Trea Turner (-5.7%) triples in a pair of runs with nothing at stake in the aeyth (+0.0%).

This WPA brought to you by Saturday night in the courtyard in the late 80s, and there's an electronically controlled, giant, flaming Moai head and some questionable punch: