Friday, 11 May 2012

2012 Game 30

Highest Leverage PA:         6.8, PA #63, Ankiel K vs Grilli, Nationals' 8th.
Highest Clutch Value:        .145, PA #70, Desmond 2B vs Hanrahan, Nats' 9th.
QMAX rating:                 Success square (4,2) for Detwiler.
Bullpen Award:               None.
Batters' Leveraged Win Values:
Desmond        0.144
Nady           0.123
LaRoche        0.052
Lombardozzi    0.029
Tracy         -0.012
Detwiler      -0.027
Ramos         -0.031
Moore         -0.056
Espinosa      -0.081
Zimmerman     -0.088
Harper        -0.212
Ankiel        -0.236
Ross Detwiler put in yet another quality quality start, although it was his worst outing since 15 April. Despite that, the Nationals' bats couldn't come through before Detwiler left the game. Indeed, this game was another example of the Nationals lineup being unable to create a league-average number of runs for a game. It might be easy to point a finger at Ian Desmond's brain-cramp in the Pirates' 3rd inning, as being at fault, but then where does that leave McCutchen's home run in the Pirates' 8th? Desmond, in fact, did sterling work with the bat. If I was to point an accusing finger anywhere, it would be at the disaster of the Nationals' 8th inning. Not a single run was scored then. Bad show, chaps.

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