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Heroes And Zeroes: Marlins 6, Nationals 2

Miami sweeps the projected Eastern Division winner at Marlins Park.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Heroes and Zeroes is a series of articles which focus on the players who had the most impact at the plate and on the mound. I used the Wins Probability Added (WPA) chart at to help sort out the details.


Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA) .326

Hechavarria, batting eighth, led off the third with a groundout to Gio Gonzalez (-2.7%), but more than made up for it with a two-out, bases loaded triple in the fourth inning which made a one run deficit into a two run lead (+34.5%). It also included the eventual game winning RBI. He singled to left with a man on first and nobody out in the sixth (+0.8%), and struck out swinging on three pitches from Drew Storen for the second out of the eighth (-0.1%).

Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) .154

Stanton, batting third, struck out swinging with Dee Gordon on second with one out in the first (-3.4%) then hit an infield single to lead off the fourth (+5.0%), eventually scoring on the Hechavarria triple. Of course, that play was made possible by a heads up baserunning play where Stanton eluded a two-out rundown. He added an RBI triple in the fifth with one out (14.0%) to make the score 4-2 and struck out swinging for a second time to open the seventh (-0.2%).

Denard Span (WAS) .075

Span opened the game with a flyout to center (-2.2%), flying out to left to end the Nats' third (-1.0%). He hit a two-out RBI single to left in the fifth (+11.7%) which cut the lead to one, and grounded out to shortstop to open the eighth inning (-1.1%).

Almost Heroes

Marcell Ozuna (MIA) .066

Bryce Harper (WAS) .049

Yuniel Escobar (WAS) .048

AJ Ramos (MIA) .044

Sam Dyson (MIA) .043

Ichiro Suzuki (MIA) .040

Dee Gordon (MIA) .026

Wilson Ramos (WAS) .025

Minimal Impact

Matt Grace (WAS) .013

Steve Cishek (MIA) .012

Blake Treinen (WAS) .005

Justin Bour (MIA) .001

Drew Storen (WAS) .001

Dan Uggla (WAS) -.004

Jeff Baker (MIA) -.008

Almost Zeroes

Dan Haren (MIA) -.026

Martin Prado (MIA) -.031

Ryan Zimmerman (WAS) -.033

JT Realmuto (MIA) -.048

Ian Desmond (WAS) -.067

Danny Espinosa (WAS) -.073


Jayson Werth (WAS) -.099

Werth, batting third for Washington, closed out the first inning with a fly out to left (-1.0%). He grounded out with a man on first in the fourth (-1.5%), struck out looking with two runners on to close the fifth (-6.1%), and struck out swinging for the second out of the eighth (-0.8%).

Michael Morse (MIA) -.101

Morse struck out swinging at strike three to lead off the second (-2.5%), struck out swinging with runners on first and second and nobody out in the fourth (-7.3%), struck out swinging to end the fifth (-0.4%), and hit an infield single with two out in the seventh (+0.1%).

Gio Gonzalez (WAS) -.442

Yeah, that's not a misprint. Gonzalez took most of the damage on the three-RBI triple by Hechavarria (-.345). He pitched five innings and struck out eight Marlins, but allowed a walk and 10 hits for six earned runs in the process. He also went 0-for-1 from the plate.

Last 10 Games

Adieny Hechavarria 0.643
Dee Gordon 0.515
Giancarlo Stanton 0.351
Marcell Ozuna 0.278
AJ Ramos 0.259
Martin Prado 0.199
Steve Cishek 0.168
Justin Bour 0.152
David Phelps 0.117
Bryan Morris 0.108
Reid Brignac 0.077
Ichiro Suzuki 0.077
Mat Latos 0.006
Nick Masset 0.002
Jeff Baker -0.005
Sam Dyson -0.028
Tom Koehler -0.075
Jarrod Saltalamacchia -0.091
Jose Urena -0.106
Donovan Solano -0.208
Jarred Cosart -0.208
Brad Hand -0.212
Mike Morse -0.324
JT Realmuto -0.333
Mike Dunn -0.403
Christian Yelich -0.421
Dan Haren -0.543


Attendance: 21,433

MiamiSkye knows something that the rest of us don't and again won the attendance with a guess of 19,500. He picked the winner, and Heche as a Hero for four points in total.

tomwolf2008 picked the exact score for three points, then called Stanton a Hero and Gio a Zero for two more.

Marlon D picked the winner, said the Marlins IF would get at least 3 RBI (Heche, all by himself), then picked Heche a Hero and Morse a Zero for four points total.

thenumber95 picked the winner, then called Stanton a Hero.

Jigokusabre picked the winner and Stanton as a hero.

I got two points for predicting a four run victory, a point for calling Gordon with 2+ hits, another point for calling Marlins pitching with 8+ K's, three more for calling Stanton a Hero and Gio and Werth as Zeroes.

Ichthyomancy Standings

gustavopim 45.5
Kevin Kraczkowski 39.5
Jigokusabre 37.5
dcfish 34
Miami Skye 33.5
Bdwatson 24
Marlon D 19
tomwolf2008 17
Gatorfan4life 13.5
Thomas Bennett 11
thenumber95 9
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

Related: Should I disqualify myself? I am the scorer, after all.

Next up for the Marlins: The New York Mets. The Dark Knight and his cronies set down the Marlins in four straight earlier this month. Miami gets three shots at taking some of it back.