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Heroes And Zeroes: Marlins 6, Phillies 1

Both starters and Dee Gordon placed amongst the three best players in Miami's first win in a week.

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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.


Jarred Cosart (MIA) .293

Cosart had a quality start, pitching six strong innings of four hit ball (-27.6%). He didn't walk any batters, struck out four (+11.4%), and allowed only one run, a solo shot to Cody Asche (-12.5). He reached base in the second inning with runners on the corners and two outs on an error by Cole Hamels (+11.8%). The play scored Marcell Ozuna and gave Miami a 1-0 lead. He opened the fifth by striking out looking (-2.9).

Dee Gordon (MIA) .187

Gordon led off the game with a swinging strikeout (-2.1%), then ended the second inning with a fielder's choice to second base, which erased Cosart off the basepath (-4.4%). He struck out for the second out of the fifth (-2.0%) before coming through with one out and a man on second in the seventh with yet another infield single (+8.9%). Gordon was awarded an 18.2% WPA on Odubel Herrera's bases loaded, two-out error which allowed Ichiro Suzuki, Adeiny Hechavarria and Jeff Baker to score in the eighth.

Cole Hamels (PHI) .180

Hamels struck out five in six innings, and didn't allow any earned runs (only one of Miami's six runs were earned). He allowed three walks and five hits and went 0-for-1 with a strikeout at the plate.

Almost Heroes

AJ Ramos (MIA) .100

Cody Asche (PHI) .081

Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA) .058

Marcell Ozuna (MIA) .043

JT Realmuto (MIA) .038

Jeff Baker (MIA) .023

Minimal Impact

Bryan Morris (MIA) .010

Steve Cishek (MIA) .005

Jake Diekman (PHI) .001

Ben Revere (PHI) -.001

Darren Ruf (PHI) -.001

Odubel Herrera (PHI) -.005

Ichiro Suzuki (MIA) -.008

Justin De Fratus (PHI) -.012

Chase Utley (PHI) -.017

Almost Zeroes

Grady Sizemore (PHI) -.022

Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) -.027

Cesar Hernandez (PHI) -.032

Martin Prado (MIA) -.037

Freddie Galvis (PHI) -.045

Ryan Howard (PHI) -.072

Donovan Solano (MIA) -.075

Michael Morse (MIA) -.112


Luis Garcia (PHI) -.172

Garcia came on to pitch the seventh inning for the Phillies, with the score tied at one. He allowed an infield single to Adeiny Hechavarria (-6.1%) (and a stolen base (-5.5%)), struck out Donovan Solano (+7.5%), allowed a Dee Gordon single (-8.9%) and balked home Hechavarria (-11.2%). He settled down after that, inducing Martin Prado to ground out to short (+2.9%), intentionally walking GIancarlo Stanton (-0.9%) and getting Michael Morse to fly out to center (+4.9%).

Carlos Ruiz (PHI) -.181

Ruiz, batting cleanup, ended Philadelphia's first inning by grounding into a double play with runners on the corners (-11.7%). He flew out for the second out of the fourth (-1.8%) and struck out swinging to open the seventh (-4.6%).

Ken Giles (PHI) -.201

GIles allowed four unearned runs in the eighth, three on an error by Odubel Herrera. However, he did load the bases before Herrera dropped the ball.

Last 10 Games

Dee Gordon 0.724
Adieny Hechavarria 0.317
Giancarlo Stanton 0.313
AJ Ramos 0.229
Ichiro Suzuki 0.124
Marcell Ozuna 0.112
Reid Brignac 0.075
Martin Prado 0.074
Steve Cishek 0.017
Carter Capps 0.009
Nick Masset 0.002
Don Kelly -0.017
David Phelps -0.018
Bryan Morris -0.024
Jeff Mathis -0.047
JT Realmuto -0.071
Jose Urena -0.106
Jeff Baker -0.109
Sam Dyson -0.109
Jarrod Saltalamacchia -0.138
Jarred Cosart -0.208
Donovan Solano -0.210
Henderson Alvarez -0.277
Mat Latos -0.310
Dan Haren -0.317
Brad Hand -0.337
Mike Dunn -0.367
Mike Morse -0.388
Tom Koehler -0.425
Christian Yelich -0.495


Attendance: 23,417

Bdwatson called the winner and Dee Gordon as a hero for two.

I called the winner, said Miami's bullpen wouldn't give up a run, and called Cosart a hero for three.

Jigokusabre called the winner, said the Marlins would take the lead in the seventh inning, and identified Gordon and Cole Hamels as heroes for four points.

dcfish called the winner for a point.

Al-Kendall said Hamels would be a hero for one.

Marlon D called Cosart with four or more strikeouts and Gordon as a hero for two.

gustavopim called the winner, the Marlins for 8+ hits, two double plays for the Marlins, Gordon as a hero and Ruiz as a zero for five.

MiamiSkye earns two points for an attendance guess of 23333, just 84 off. He also called the winner and Gordon a hero.

Ichthomancy Standings

gustavopim 34
dcfish 26
Kevin Kraczkowski 26
Jigokusabre 25
Bdwatson 24
Miami Skye 22
Marlon D 15
Gatorfan4life 8
Thomas Bennett 7
thenumber95 7
tomwolf2008 6
Jeremy Hulme 5
zag 3
Alex Carver 3
Delusional Marlins Fan 2
rsanchez1 2
sternma 2
Al-Kendall 2
SuperRadz 1
ncchief 1
d.o.g.o.b.y.g.n. 1
nfries7 1

Miami tries to claim the series later today at 1:05 PM in Philly. Leave your picks here or in the GameThread.