Sunday, 24 May 2009

Nationals' Bullpen Goat of the Day #6

Another easy one to identify. Or was it?

Reliever            Effect on 
Win Expectancy
Villone -0.386
Tavárez 0.008
Hanrahan 0.045
Bergmann 0.059

Those numbers suggest that it's unfair to blame the bullpen for this one. In this case, the previously vaunted Nationals' lineup just couldn't score the needed runs. Manny Acta certainly made that point about Friday's loss: "We just couldn't get anything going offensively, and it cost us," Acta said.

It might be more applicable to this one.

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