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Game 131 WPA: As it should be. Nats win 4-0.

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Roark is boringly reliably dominant, and the Nats come through with way more runs than necessary as well as good bullpen work.

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Source: FanGraphs

(What do these graphs mean?)

  • Roark comment: Tanner Roark (+42.7%) throws 7 scoreless innings with 5 Ks, a walk, and a HBP, helped by a nifty 6-4-3 with the runner going in the 6th (+11.6%).
  • You hang it, we bang it: Jayson Werth (+5.7%) blasts a hanging breaking ball into the LF seats to get the Nats on the board in the first (+10.4%).
  • Speed game: Anthony Rendon (+9.3%) singles in Harper from first to double the Nats' lead in the first (+9.7%).
  • [Scrabble joke]: Marc Rzepczynski (+8.4%) throws a 1-2-3 ayeth to earn a shutdown.

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