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Game 35 WPA: Twice is a coincidence. Washington Nationals beat Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on dramatic Bryce Harper walk-off bomb.

Roark struggled a bit, but the bullpen was decent, and then Bam-Bam got the walk-off dinger.

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Image courtesy Fangraphs.

(What do these graphs and percentages mean?)

  • Labored: Tanner Roark (-12.9%) throws way too many pitches to get through 4 23 innings, letting in 3 runs and leaving with 2 runners on (one of which was cashed in by Joe Blanton—thanks, Joe!).
  • Reinforced: Justin Turner (+7.6%) throws a scoreless 6th, while Koda Glover (+17.0%) gets the last out in the 7th and throws a scoreless aeyth, and Shawn Kelley (+13.9%) walks two but throws a scoreless night. All three earn shutdowns.
  • Resurgent: Trea Turner (-5.4%) makes the most of his 1-5, smashing a two-out, two-run homer to get the Nats on the board (+12.7%). Ryan Zimmerman (+24.0%) caps the two-out rally with a game-tying, two-run double later in the inning (+26.8%).
  • Triumphant: Bryce Harper (+35.7%) blasts a two-out, two-run homer of his own for the walkoff win in the 9th (+43.5%).

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