Game 18 WPA: Cleaning up. Washington Nationals beat New York Mets 6-3 to sweep series on Murphy grand slam, 8-inning Scherzer outing
Max pitched well, gopher balls aside, and Murphy returned to his hitting ways. Image courtesy Fangraphs. (What do these graphs and percentages mean?) Trouble with the long ball, but not too much trouble: Max Scherzer (+23.1%) gives up 3 runs over 8 innings pitched with 9 strikeouts and a single walk. It got late early: Daniel Murphy (+19.1%) drives in the winning runs with one out in the first, swatting a grand slam to right center (+23.5%). This is some classy veteran junk-timing: Ryan Zimmerman (+15.7%) cranks a two-run bomb off the facing of the second deck in right...
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