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 www.fangraphs.com 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%).
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
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
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
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.
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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.