Highest Leverage PA: 5.2, PA #71, Desmond HR vs Putz, Nationals' 9th. Highest Clutch Value: .640, PA #71, Desmond HR vs Putz, Nationals' 9th. QMAX rating: None (5,3) for Jackson. Bullpen Award: Hero's Palm for Stammen.Batters' Leveraged Win Values:
Desmond 0.594 Harper 0.310 Werth 0.126 Lombardozzi 0.083 Ramos -0.025 Jackson -0.041 Moore -0.068 Nady -0.075 Espinosa -0.133 Ankiel -0.135 LaRoche -0.197Pity poor Ian Desmond, who has bust out of a slump. The last two days his Leveraged Win (or 'Clutch') Values with the bat have been in positive territory for the first time in a while. Yet all the headline attention has gone to Bryce Harper. Well, he's taking it for the team, I'm sure.
As you can see, the game was won by the bats for a change. The only thing I'd point out is that Stammen's fine two-inning stint produced a good chunk of value, too. So he gets a Hero's Palm.