Apr 7, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Nationals first baseman Chad Tracy (18) hits a 2 RBI single during the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Nationals won 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Nationals Top 10 Hits of 2012: #6 Chad Tracy


There were a lot of big hits this year for the Washington Nationals and there were a lot of big wins. This list is sorted by WPA which is Win Probability Added. It means that Jayson Werth‘s walk-off homerun in Game Four of the NLDS is not in the Top 10 because it was a tie game in the bottom of the inning meaning the swing of WPA was not big enough. This list is for games where Washington went from a low chance of winning to a high chance.

Next up is Number 6.

Chad Tracy: April 7 vs Chicago

The situation: 4-3 Chicago, Top 8, Bases Loaded
Pitcher: Carlos Marmol

The result: +0.46

Tracy had his second huge pinch hit in two days, and laid the foundation for what turned out to be the Goon Squad. The inning started with the Nationals down even more, but came ahead after the five-run eighth inning.

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