Rockies 9, Brewers 6: Tonight's Turning Points

Not really much to discuss tonight. There were no big plays with WPA over .100 tonight. Let's hit the top five:

1) Dexter Fowler's First Inning Double: -.081 WPA

Oddly enough, the biggest play by WPA was not a scoring play. With the Brewers already down 1-0, this double from Fowler put runners at second and third with no one out.

2) Jonathan Herrera's RBI Single in the First Inning: -.063 WPA

This single gave the Rockies a 1-0 lead, and it was a lead that they would not give up.

3) Eric Young's Leadoff Double in the First: -.055 WPA

Before Herrera could knock in a run, the runner had to get on base. This set the tone for the Rockies early by giving them a runner in scoring position right away.

4) Ryan Braun Grounds Out to End the Third Inning: -.038 WPA

In the third inning with two outs, the Brewers had a chance to cut the deficit down by one or two runs. They had runners at the corners with two outs, but Ryan Braun grounded out to third to end the inning.

5) Chris Nelson's Leadoff Double in the Second: -.033 WPA

This set up the second inning scoring for the Rockies by putting another runner in scoring position to start an inning. The first batter for the Rockies in each of the first three innings was in scoring position for the second batter of the inning, and that makes it very tough to prevent a team from scoring.

The graph says about all there is to say on this one:


Source: FanGraphs

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