Hero of the Game: Hah, no one, though I will give Giancarlo Stanton (0.097 WPA) the credit.
Goat of the Game: Ricky Nolasco (-0.349 WPA)
Play of the Game: Logan Forsythe homered in the third inning. Edinson Volquez scored.
The Miami Marlins jumped out to an early lead thanks to an RBI triple by Logan Morrison to drive in Giancarlo Stanton. The Fish tacked on another run when Stanton doubled to center field to drive home Placido Polanco, who had found his way on board with a walk. By that point, however, the Fish had still found themselves down 3-2 against the San Diego Padres despite Ricky Nolasco's passable play. Through four innings, Nolasco had allowed three runs, but he had also struck out four batters and, by the end of the game, had picked up six strikeouts in five innings.
But that is about the only positives that would come from tonight's morbid affair against the Padres. San Diego took advantage of Nolasco in the sixth inning, recording four straight hits including a double by Kyle Blanks and RBI singles by Yasmani Grandal and Will Venable. To add insult to injury, the Fish allowed a runner to score on an error by Adeiny Hechavarria as well. By the end of the inning, the lead had ballooned to 6-2.