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Game 21: Rained out

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Promising start: Adam LaRoche (+3.2%) hits a 2-RBI single (+10.3%) in the first for the early lead.
Streak preserved: John Lannan (-24.0%) goes 5.2 IP, but gives up a run after a rain-soaked error (-12.3%) just before a 4… Continue reading

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Game 20: Marquis 6, Bucs 3

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Helping himself: Jason Marquis (+3.8% pitching, +3.9% hitting) goes 6 innings at the rubber (3 ER, 2 K, 2 BB) and 2-3 at the plate (pair of singles).
Nature’s candy: Tyler Clippard (+13.7%) throws two scoreless in relief w… Continue reading

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Game 19: Bad pitching + bad hitting + bad fielding = lose

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Not defying his peripherals: Livan Hernandez (-34.6%) cannot find teh majik, giving up 7 runs on 9 hits, 4 walks, and 3 errors.  At least he went 6 innings.
Breakout? Mike Michael Morse (+6.0%) is 2-4 with an RBI.
Bre… Continue reading

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Game 17: I’m going to go re-watch the day game

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Hittable: Jordan Zimmermann (-39.8%) goes 6 innings but gives up 5 ER on 8 hits, 2 walks, and only 3 Ks.
Familiarity breeds offense: Rick Ankiel (+25.6%) is 2-4 with a game-tying RBI single in the 5th (+13.1%).
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Game 16: More interesting than it needed to be

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aroooOOOOOO!  Jayson Werth (+18.2%) leads the team in WPA for game 1, going 2-4 with a second-inning RBI single that put runners 2nd/3rd on the throw (+13.6%).
Shaky but sufficient: John Lannan (+9.1%) takes more tha… Continue reading

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Off-Day Nats Stats: Baseball Stats 101, Hitting

As part of our continuing effort to make Nats fans the best fanbase in baseball (and in a shameless attempt to encourage more comments to stat-related posts), I’ve decided to start an occasional series about basic baseball stats.&nbsp… Continue reading

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Games 14 & 15: BREAKOUT!

Today’s game(s) report: Nats take two to sweep Brewers.

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Successful Leadoff Hitter: Danny Espinosa gets a 3-run HR in game 1 and a 3-run triple in game 2 for a total of +50.3% WPA over both games.
Represent for the bench: … Continue reading

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Game 13: Ugly wins count, too.

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Adequate: Tom Gorzelanny (+12.8%) goes 6 IP with 2 ER on 5H, 4K, 2BB.
Meltdown: Sean Burnett (-21.2%) allows a game-tying RBI single (-25.9%) before getting out of the 9th.
Did that just happen? Chad Gaudin (+13.2%) throws… Continue reading

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Game 12: The triumphant return of Jesus Flores

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Second coming: Jesus Flores (+2.0%) has the 2nd highest Nats WPA of the night thanks to a PH single to start the 9th.
The Senior Citizens Call Him Daniel: Danny Espinosa (+3.8%) is 1-3 with a with a leadoff double in the 3… Continue reading

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Game 11: LAAAAAAASIK!

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G0AT: Rookie ump Alan Porter (-32.5%) gets 2 out of 5 called strike calls correct to ring up Matt Stairs and Ivan Rodriguez to kill a 9th-inning rally.  Maybe he had dinner reservations.
Not bad, but not enough: John … Continue reading

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