Monday, 19 May 2014

Nationals 2014 Game 04: Painful Loss

Highest Leverage PA:     5.1, PA#64, Zimmmerman K vs Carpenter, Nationals' 8th.
Highest LI Win Value:    .148, PA#31, Gattis HR vs Zimmermann, Braves' 5th.
QMAX rating:             (3,3) for Zimmermann (Success Square).
Bullpen Award:           Goat's Head for Clippard.
Batters' Aggregate LI Win Values:
Werth          0.150
Rendon         0.146
Zimmermann    -0.026
Lobaton       -0.041
McLouth       -0.047
Frandsen      -0.049
Espinosa      -0.055
Zimmerman     -0.063
Desmond       -0.113
Span          -0.130
LaRoche       -0.215
Harper        -0.221
The data from this game of 3rd April was not yet recorded in the sidebar, so I have finally got round to processing it. The Braves beat the Nationals 2-1, at Nationals' Park. As the LI Win Values data above shows, the defeat owed a lot to a failure to drive in baserunners. When one sees high plus and negative values at the extremes, that marks out baserunners who don't score. Adam LaRoche's numbers were badly damaged when he was thrown out at home in the fourth.

Tracking the Aggregate LI Win Value showed the Nationals with a narrow edge until the eighth inning, when the Braves' Carpenter allowed Anthony Rendon to single and walked Jayson Werth. The next three Nationals' batters, however, struck out. The Aggregate LI Win Value only finally drifted into negative territory then.

A tense game that was a joy to follow, even if it ended in heartbreak.

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