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Adam LaRoche Unstoppable: Braves 6, Mets 0

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If not for Josh Thole and Ken Takahashi everyone on the Mets would have contributed negatively to the team's overall win expectancy Tuesday night. As it was, Thole and Tak contributed only negligibly. Other times the Mets have lost 6-0:

8/14/2001 - My wedding day only five years too early, Junior Herndon went 7.1 strong as the Padres beat Steve Trachsel. Herndon would win only one other game as a big leaguer.

5/9/2001 - Former Met Mike Hampton and the Rockies beat (then) current Met Rick Reed. Mets feature outfield of Benny Agbayani, Tsuyoshi Shinjo, and Alex Escobar.

7/31/2000 - Glendon Rusch allows five runs in six innings as the Mets fall to Scott Williamson and the Reds.

4/21/1998 - Mike Hampton again on the winning end of a 6-0 game against Rick Reed, this time as a member of the Astros. Tim Spehr goes 0-for-4 as the Mets' catcher.

8/2/1997 - No joke: Mike Hampton again, still with the Astros. This time, Bobby J. Jones is on the short end for the Mets. Outfield of Butch Huskey, Carl Everett, and Alex Ochoa. Not sure if Everett was yet a dinosaur denier.

8/17/1993 - Bobby Ayala and the Reds shut down Dwight Gooden and the Mets. Joe Orsulak in left; Kevin Baez at shortstop. Dave Telgheder allows two runs in two innings of relief.

6/8/1992 - The Expos' Ken Hill goes the distance against Anthony Young. Willie Randolph starts at second for the Mets. AY is in the midst of his epic losing streak, but still has a long way to go.

7/17/1989 - In the first game of a doubleheader with the Astros, Jim Deshaies goes eight strong against Ron Darling, Jeff Innis, and Wally Whitehurst. A Mets' offensive attack led by Juan Samuel manages just two hits overall.

Haiku by Howard Megdal

Dominant Hanson
Keeps Mets' bats from supporting
Mediocre Misch

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Win Probability Added

Big winners: Josh Thole, +0.7% WPA, Ken Takahashi, +0.2% WPA
Big losers: Pat Misch, -15.7% WPA, Anderson Hernandez, -6.7% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Murphy double in second, +4.2% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: LaRoche solo homerun in second, -10.6% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: -17.4% WPA
Total batter WPA: -32.6% WPA
GWRBI!: Adam LaRoche

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by Michkin; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

Num Name # of Posts
1 Michkin 36
2 fxcarden 20
3 firejerrynow 15
4 MetsKnicksRutgers 12
5 Delgado 10
6 David G 4
7 metsguy234 3
8 MetsFan4Decades 3
9 HotChipWillBreakYourLegs 2
10 Evan_S 2