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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Red Sox WPA through 6/9/06

I'm a bit relieved that Papelbon finally has his first blown save behind him. As blown saves go, this was about the best you could have hoped for. Thrown into a tough situation in the eight, with a man on third and two outs in a one-run game, Papelbon quickly yielded a base hit to Hank Blalock, ending his streak of consecutive saves at 20. That was not the end of the story, however, as the Sox came back with a run in the top of the ninth, and Papelbon returned to strike out three in the bottom of the inning to essentially secure a ninth-inning save for his own win. Papelbon lost -0.123 WPA in the eighth, but earned +0.203 in the ninth to come away with a net positive +0.080 for the night.

Tim Wakefield turned in his second-best outing of the year, WPA-wise, but the biggest contributor was Trot Nixon, who went 4-for-4 with a three run HR to come away with +0.436 WPA for the night.

Individual Player WPA Contributions
Friday, 6/9/06
Rangers 3, Red Sox 4

Full-Season Player WPA Contributions
Through Friday, 6/9/06

Full-Season Category WPA Contributions
Through Friday, 6/9/06


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