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Heroes And Zeroes: Mets 5, Marlins 4

Jacob deGrom had the deciding effort in tonight's contest.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Heroes and Zeroes is a series where I take each players contribution to the final result (based on weighted plate appearances) of the ballgame. Each participant in the matchup is ranked from best to worst. The top three are "Heroes," the bottom three are "Zeroes." I used the win expectancy chart from to rank these players.


Jacob deGrom (NYM) .205

DeGrom was unsolvable (except for Dee Gordon) from the mound tonight. He pitched seven innings, allowing six singles and zero walks, with eight strikeouts (+24.6%). His performance at the plate left a little to be desired (-10.3%).

Dee Gordon (MIA) .118

Gordon had a pretty good night. He led off the game singling to third (+3.8%), but got thrown out trying to steal second on a Christian Yelich strikeout moments later (-3.8%). He singled to short with two outs and a man on second in the third (+2.0%), singled to left with one out in the sixth (+3.5%), doubled to left to score Jeff Baker with nobody out in the sixth to make the score 5-1 Mets, and added two more RBI with two out in the bottom of the ninth, knocking in Marcell Ozuna and Adeiny Hechavarria on a single to right to bring the Marlins deficit down to one run. It was his second career five hit game.

Juan Lagares (NYM) .116

Lagares hit an RBI single to center field with one out in the second for a 1-0 Mets lead (+10.4%). In the fourth inning, he singled to left, moving Eric Campbell over to second with one out (+2.1%). With a three run lead in the sixth, with one out and one on, he flew out to the catcher (-0.7%), later grounding out with a man on second to end the Mets' eighth (-0.1%).

Almost Heroes

Eric Campbell (NYM) .091

Travis d'Arnaud (NYM) .090

Alex Torres (NYM) .068

Wilmer Flores (NYM) .067

Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA) .056

Marcell Ozuna (MIA) .031

Buddy Carlyle (NYM) .022

Minimal Impact

Jeff Baker (MIA) .010

Lucas Duda (NYM) .009

Brad Hand (MIA) .002

Kirk Niewenhuis (NYM) .000

Mitch Cuddyer (NYM) -.005

Michael Morse (MIA) -.016

Sean Gilmartin (NYM) -.019

Almost Zeroes

Reid Brignac (MIA) -.027

Ichiro Suzuki (MIA) -.029

Daniel Murphy (NYM) -.036

Jarrod Saltalamacchia (MIA) -.048

Curtis Granderson (NYM) -.050

Carlos Torres (NYM) -.058

JT Realmuto (MIA) -.061

Mat Latos (MIA) -.094

Martin Prado (MIA) -.101


Jose Urena (MIA) -.106

Urena earned the loss for the Marlins after Mat Latos' best start of the season. Urena came on for Latos in the sixth, pitching two innings. He didn't register any walks or strikeouts, but did allow three earned runs on three hits (-11.7%), including Wilmer Flores' two-run blast in the sixth.

Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) -.110

Stanton struck out swinging to close the first inning (-0.9%) and flew out to right field to open the fourth (-2.4%). His biggest negative impact came in the sixth, with another swinging strikeout for the second out of the inning, with runners on first and second (-6.3%). He added a third swinging strikeout with nobody out and a runner on second in the eighth (-1.4%).

Christian Yelich (MIA) -.124

Yelich earned the Golden Sombrero for his performance on the night. He struck out with a runner on first in the first (-3.4%), struck out swinging with runners on the corners to end the third (-5.7%), struck out swinging with a runner on second and nobody out in the eighth (-2.1%), and struck out a fourth time to end the game with Dee Gordon standing on first base (-6.8%), with the score 5-4 Mets. He did single to center field with one out and one on in the sixth inning (+5.6%).

Last 10 Games

Giancarlo Stanton 0.590
Dee Gordon 0.511
Dan Haren 0.260
Bryan Morris 0.118
Ichiro Suzuki 0.070
Adieny Hechavarria 0.022
Carter Capps 0.009
Don Kelly -0.017
Christian Yelich -0.024
Reid Brignac -0.038
David Phelps -0.052
Marcell Ozuna -0.054
Martin Prado -0.063
Jeff Mathis -0.085
Tom Koehler -0.094
Jose Urena -0.106
Sam Dyson -0.107
Jeff Baker -0.132
Donovan Solano -0.136
AJ Ramos -0.141
JT Realmuto -0.148
Steve Cishek -0.209
Jarrod Saltalamacchia -0.224
Mike Dunn -0.271
Henderson Alvarez -0.277
Mat Latos -0.310
Brad Hand -0.342
Jarred Cosart -0.367
Mike Morse -0.408

* - note that Carter Capps is seventh on this list. That's the kind of season we're having.


Attendance: 41,844

gustavopim won the attendance for guessing 39,289. He also earned a point for saying the Marlins would get more than seven hits.

dcfish won two points point for calling 15 or more LOB (there were 27) and deGrom as a Hero.

Bdwatson earned a point by calling deGrom a Hero and a second for calling deGrom for zero ER's.

Ichthyomancy Standings

gustavopim 25
dcfish 22
Bdwatson 22
Jigokusabre 19
Kevin Kraczkowski 18
Miami Skye 16
Marlon D 8
Thomas Bennett 7
thenumber95 7
Gatorfan4life 6
Jeremy Hulme 5
zag 3
Alex Carver 3
Delusional Marlins Fan 2
rsanchez1 2
SuperRadz 1
ncchief 1
d.o.g.o.b.y.g.n. 1
sternma 1
Al-Kendall 1

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