Highest Leverage PA: 1.7, PA#7, Werth single vs Niese, Nationals' 1st. 1.7, PA#65, Wright K vs Clippard, Mets' 8th. Highest LI Win Value: .090, PA#50, Duda GDP vs Detwiler, Mets' 6th. QMAX rating: (3,4) for Roark (Success Square). Bullpen Award: Hero's Palm for Jayson Werth!.Batters' Aggregate LI Win Values:
Hairston 0.080 Werth 0.072 Rendon 0.055 Span 0.044 Moore 0.029 Ramos 0.001 Roark -0.002 Dobbs -0.005 McLouth -0.010 Espinosa -0.029 Desmond -0.049Last Friday's defeat of the Mets once again allowed my favourite National, Jayson Werth, to shine. However, it is also a game that demonstrates how quickly baseball contest can turn around with a lead of three runs or less. Had it been up to Rafael Soriano alone, the Mets would have tied the game. In this case, Soriano got a save that should have gone to Werth.
New National Greg Dobbs is perhaps treated unfairly in this game. His timely hit scored him a bit, but being thrown out at home took him into negative territory on my LI Win Values. Was that really his fault?