Friday, 25 April 2014

Nationals 2014 Game 23: Hoc Quid Sit Sit

Highest Leverage PA:     6.4, PA#78, Espinosa pop-up vs Stauffer, Nationals 9th.
Highest LI Win Value:    .345, PA#101, Lobaton line-out double play vs Street, Nationals 12th.
QMAX rating:             (3,3) for Zimmermann (Success Square).
Bullpen Award:           None.
Batters' Aggregate LI Win Values:
Harper         0.149
Werth          0.125
Espinosa       0.073
Span           0.009
Zimmermann    -0.010
LaRoche       -0.014
Frandsen      -0.055
McLouth       -0.065
Walters       -0.068
Moore         -0.116
Desmond       -0.145
Lobaton       -0.265
Rendon        -0.316
In the middle of the eighth inning, I thought 'this game has extra innings written all over it.' I'm not normally a fan of extra innings, but this game held my interest as the innings were filled with a degree of tension that often seems absent from extra innings.

I probably shouldn't credit all the negative value of PA#101 to Jose Lobaton, as it sounded from the radio guys as though Bryce Harper messed up the play. But normally I give full value of a double play to the batter, so I'm going to maintain that here.

I could have awarded both Hero's Palms and a Goat's Head, but in one case the head cancelled out the palm, and the other Hero's Palm didn't seem appropriate in this loss.

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