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Heroes And Zeroes: Marlins 8, Nationals 0

The Marlins win their fourth straight on good pitching and good hitting.

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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.


Tom Koehler (MIA) .315

Koehler finished with 7.1 shutout innings, walking one (-2.8%), striking out four (+8.3%) and allowing six hits (-11.7%, all singles). He induced one double play (+4.6%), and finished with 10 groundouts (+28.3%) to five flyouts (+9.5%). His day at the plate took away from his overall win expectancy (-.032), going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) .154

Stanton, hitting third, singled to left with two out in the first (+1.2%), but was erased with a Marcell Ozuna strikeout a moment later. With a man on second and nobody out in the fourth, he doubled to left, scoring Martin Prado for a 1-0 Miami lead (+11.8%). He drew a walk to open the sixth (+1.8%) and hit his fifth home run of the season to open the eighth inning with a 5-0 lead (+0.6%).

Justin Bour (MIA) .151

Bour's first plate appearance of the season would see him drawing a walk to open the second (+3.8%). Batting fifth, he singled to right with one out and Stanton on third for a 2-0 lead in the fourth (+5.6%), then hit another RBI single with two on and nobody out in the sixth (+5.7%). He grounded out with one out in the eighth to close his statline (-0.0%).

Almost Heroes

Martin Prado (MIA) .053

Wilson Ramos (WAS) .025

Bryan Morris (MIA) .021

Minimal Impact

Blake Treinen (WAS) .005

Sam Dyson (MIA) .000

Reid Brignac (MIA) .000

Marcell Ozuna (MIA) -.003

Jayson Werth (WAS) -.007

Rafael Martin (WAS) -.010

Clint Robinson (WAS) -.011

Yuniel Escobar (WAS) -.011

Ichiro! Suzuki (MIA) -.017

JT Realmuto (MIA) -.020

Almost Zeroes

Bryce Harper (WAS) -.039

Dee Gordon (MIA) -.041

Reed Johnson (WAS) -.053

Danny Espinosa (WAS) -.066

Ian Desmond (WAS) -.079


Ryan Zimmerman (WAS) -.092

Zimmerman, batting fifth for the Nats, flew out to right for the second out of the second inning (-1.6%), grounded out to second for the second out of the fourth (-1.9%), ended Washington's sixth with a 6-4 fielder's choice (-5.7%), and struck out looking to open the ninth (-0.0%).

Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA) -.114

Hechavarria, batting eighth for the fish, started his day with a strikeout to open the third inning (-2.4%). His biggest negative impact to the bottom line came in the fourth, when he grounded into a bases-loaded double play to end the inning (-9.1%). He struck out for a second time to open the seventh (-0.2%) and hit a three-run homer with two out in the eighth (+0.4%).

Steven Strasburg (WAS) -.163

Strasburg allowed four earned runs in six full innings, on eight hits and two walks. He also struck out six Marlins.

Last 10 Games

Giancarlo Stanton 0.483
Dee Gordon 0.400
Adieny Hechavarria 0.349
Marcell Ozuna 0.274
AJ Ramos 0.213
Martin Prado 0.183
Justin Bour 0.151
David Phelps 0.117
Reid Brignac 0.075
Ichiro Suzuki 0.031
Steve Cishek 0.017
Bryan Morris 0.011
Jeff Baker 0.006
Nick Masset 0.002
Mike Morse -0.051
Sam Dyson -0.071
JT Realmuto -0.091
Mat Latos -0.094
Jose Urena -0.106
Tom Koehler -0.110
Donovan Solano -0.119
Jarrod Saltalamacchia -0.150
Jarred Cosart -0.208
Brad Hand -0.212
Dan Haren -0.317
Mike Dunn -0.366
Christian Yelich -0.421


Attendance: 18.129

MiamiSkye guessed 18,192, only 63 off the actual attendance for two points, earning a third point by predicting a Stanton Hero game and another by calling the winner.

Jigokusabre predicted the winner, a Koehler QS and a Stanton Hero.

I called the winner, the Marlins with two or more home runs, and Koehler a Hero.

dcfish called the winner, Stanton a Hero and Strasburg a Zero.

Gatorfan4life got one point with a Hechavarria Zero.

Thomas Bennett called all three Heroes for three points. I think that's worth a bonus point, too.

gustavopim called the winner, said the Marlins would earn at least seven hits, called Bour with at least two hits, and added a Giancarlo Hero.

Ichthyomancy Standings

gustavopim 45.5
Jigokusabre 35.5
dcfish 34
Kevin Kraczkowski 32.5
Miami Skye 29.5
Bdwatson 24
Marlon D 15
Gatorfan4life 13.5
tomwolf2008 12
Thomas Bennett 11
thenumber95 7
Jeremy Hulme 5
zag 3
Alex Carver 3
Delusional Marlins Fan 2
rsanchez1 2
sternma 2
Al-Kendall 2
DavidJacobs 2
SuperRadz 1
ncchief 1
d.o.g.o.b.y.g.n. 1
nfries7 1

Miami will try to finish a home sweep of these Nationals, tomorrow at 1:10 PM. Get your picks in here or in the GameThread, and GO FISH!