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Game 52 WPA: Sweeping retaliation. Nats beat Giants 3-1 on Scherzer gem

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Max went the distance, Zim went yard, and that’s all she wrote.

Washington Nationals v San Francisco Giants Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Image courtesy Fangraphs.

(What do these graphs and percentages mean?)

  • He’s all alone in a time of need: Max Scherzer (+45.5%) gives up 1 run over 9 IP with 11 Ks and no walks on only 100 pitches.
  • Face of the franchise: Ryan Zimmerman (+16.6%) provides the winning margin with a three-run bomb in the first (+20.1%).
  • Uh, yeah: That’s the thing with games like this—no WPA left over for anyone else!

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