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Game 45 WPA: Rendon, amirite? Nats beat Ms 5-1 as 2-bags goes 4-bags

Roark had a nice bounce-back outing, but Rendon continues to rawk, and the bullpen was refreshingly uninteresting.

Seattle Mariners v Washington Nationals
Rendon can FLY! (Rendon cannot actually fly.)
Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images

Image courtesy Fangraphs.

(What do these graphs and percentages mean?)

  • I think it’s fair to call this a comeback: Tanner Roark (+15.5%) gives up 1 run over 7 IP with 8 Ks and no walks.
  • Double his nickname: Anthony Rendon (+21.8%) lobs a three-run homer just over the visiting bullpen fence in left center to give the Nats the lead in the first (+22.9%).
  • Also busy: Trea Turner (+10.3%) is 1-4 with a reached-on-error and two stolen bases.

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