Hero of the Game: No one
Goat of the Game: Kevin Slowey (-0.255 WPA)
Play of the Game: Dee Gordon homered in the third inning (-0.106 WPA)
The Miami Marlins started off this game with high hopes coming off a nice win last night, but those hopes were quickly derailed by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers offense jumped all over Kevin Slowey, who had his worst start as a Marlin yet. Meanwhile, the offense was shut down by Hyun-Jin Ryu despite the fact that Ryu had one of his lesser starts for the Dodgers.
Slowey was completely ineffective throughout the game, from his first pitch on. Slowey walked three batters and allowed a home run to the feeblest of hitters in shorstop Dee Gordon. It was Gordon's second homer of his career, and the perennial slap hitter got it off of our second-best starter in 2013 thus far. Slowey failed to strike out a batter as well, and all told he allowed five runs off of 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings.
At the same time, the Marlins' offense was doing the exact opposite of the Dodgers' group. While Andre Ethier was collecting four hits on the night, the Fish in total picked up five hits. The only run by the Marlins came on a Miguel Olivo solo home run that, at the time, put the Marlins down a still-impossible 5-1 deficit. Essentially, the Marlins' offense was inconsequential while the Dodgers struck 14 hits and scored seven runs.
The Marlins will look to take a series win anyway tomorrow afternoon, as Wade LeBlanc will take the hill.