Batter WPA aLI
LF – Davis -0.033 0.48
CF – Rasmus -0.056 0.53
1B – Encarnacion -0.021 0.42
DH – Lind -0.007 0.45
SS – Escobar 0.031 0.65 Pitcher WPA aLI
2B – Johnson 0.167 1.02 SP – Villanueva 0.337 1.22
RF – Sierra -0.064 0.79 RP – Oliver 0.073 0.94
C – Mathis -0.033 0.56 RP – Lincoln 0.077 1.00
3B – Hechavarria -0.049 0.64 RP – Janssen 0.077 0.99

Bests / Worsts and the Gif of the game after the jump!

Top Dog: Carlos Villanueva, 33.6%
The Worst: Moises Sierra, -6.4%
Top Bat: Kelly Johnson, 16.7%
Least Relevant: Adam Lind, -0.7%, 0.45
Impact AB: Johnson 2-Run Double, Bot 1, 17.0%
Impact Pitch: Luke Scott Popout, Top 2, 8.0%
Highest Leverage AB: Johnson RBI Double, Bot 1, 2.72
Highest Leverage Opp. AB: Sam Fuld F7, Top 5, 2.54
Lineup Contribution: -6.5%
Pitching Contribution: 56.4%
Average Leverage Index: 0.88
Chart explanation

Winning streak!

Villanueva!

Welcome back, boys.

(WPA data courtesy Baseball Reference)
(Idea for a post game graph courtesy Lookout Landing)

Comments (13)

  1. First graph in a while that doesnt dip below the half line! Winning streak forthcoming!

  2. “Least Relevant: Adam Lind, -0.7%, 0.45″

    Are you sure this isn’t the year-end post?

  3. I want Carlos as our #4 next year….No more of the spot starting / long relief gig… He’s earned it.. Please AA – sign him for 3-4 years!!!

  4. Last night performance was incredible but let’s not forget two things. Couple of hanging breaking balls that he got away with it and a very liberal strike zone.
    Don’t get me wrong I like the guy. All I’m saying is that there might be some nights that all those strike outs become BBs. And if that happens, doesn’t mean that he is a shitty pitcher. Just temper your expectation folks.

    • you mean our number four/five starter isn’t going to throw shutouts everytime?

    • I thought I heard Carlos or Mathis mention how they may have discovered that hanging a top of the zone slider was actually quite effective and they might occasionally use it as a weapon. I’m not sure if last nights were by design but the way Carlos is you have to wonder.

  5. I’d still rather have Carlos as the swingman, and #6 starter.

  6. That is the perfect facial expression for “I’m going to get hit in the ass with a baseball really soon”

  7. I’m surprised by this graph, I always thought with the way Maddon carries himself like he invented the game you started with a zero percent chance of winning. Learn something new every day.

  8. maddon is a fukstick.
    I could live with Carlos as our no 5 guy. He’s certainly better than fukstick Drabek who should be in AA learning how to get COMMAND of his fuckin pitches and not walk 5 guys in half a game so the bullpen has to come in all the time.
    Alvarez has become a nice batting practice pitcher now that the whole league knows he has just one pitch-send him off in a package somewhere and go with CV and HApp

  9. You need to find a way to set that GIF to the Chariots of Fire music.

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