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Game 19 WPA: Good news, bad news. Washington Nationals lose 8-4 to Colorado Rockies when it gets away from the bullpen

(Jacob) Turner did yoeman work in his spot start, but the bullpen couldn’t hold it.

MLB: Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies
Romero had worse WPA, but Blake’s outing was more painful.
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Image courtesy Fangraphs.

(What do these graphs and percentages mean?)

  • Bullpen-saver: Jacob Turner (+6.2%) makes a spot start in a tough place to pitch, but manages to go 6 innings, fanning 6, walking none, and giving up 3 runs.
  • Part of a partwise cycle: Adam Eaton (+7.4%) triples in a game-tying run in the 6th (+17.0%), while Ryan Zimmerman (+13.6%) follows later with a two-out, two-run bomb to extend the lead (+20.4%).
  • This is the bullpen we were saving? Enny Romero (-30.8%) gets two outs in the 7th before giving up the go-behind dinger (-35.4%) to earn a meltdown. Blake Treinen (-12.4%) gets the last out of the 7th, then gives up five consecutive singles without getting an out in the ayeth for a meltdown of his own.
  • Merit/demerit: Anthony Rendon (+12.5%) is 3-4 with an RBI. Daniel Murphy (-19.7%) is 0-4 with a K and 3 LOB.

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