Highest Leverage PA: 4.8, PA#79, Werth double vs Fieri, Nationals 9th. Highest LI Win Value: .317, PA#79, Werth double vs Fieri, Nationals 9th. QMAX rating: (3,4) for Gonzalez (Success Square). Bullpen Award: None.Batters' Aggregate LI Win Values:
Werth 0.214 LaRoche 0.176 Espinosa 0.090 Span 0.020 Gonzalez 0.015 Rendon 0.010 Lobaton -0.008 Harper -0.015 McLouth -0.042 Walters -0.054 Desmond -0.131
So when we got to the ninth inning, I think we all had given up. There was a note of resignation in Charlie Slowes' voice. I was planning to write something about how the Nationals have been a bit disappointing this season. Bryce Harper's two-strike bunt was attracting my ire.
Then, Saint George came to our rescue to slay the... Well, maybe one shouldn't take that too far, but the Angels were certainly Fallen last night. Jayson Werth, who has been my favourite Nationals' position player for some time, and whose Game 4 heroics are possibly the high watermark of this 'generation' of Nationals, came through again. Note that his LevIn Win Value has now exceeded one win. That means one of those Nationals' twelve wins is entirely due to Werth's bat. (Of course, the data is incomplete, so that may fall as I add more past results.) I am getting rather tired of hearing the likes of Carpenter and Santangelo bemoaning his lack of hits Let's look at OBP, chaps.