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.
Daniel Murphy (NYM) .577
Murphy, batting fifth, started out by flying out to Adeiny Hechavarria to open the second inning (-2.3%). In the fourth, he hit into a 4-3 groundout for the second out of the inning (-1.9%), and did it again to open the seventh (-3.8%). Nothing yet to indicate his impending heroism. With one out and men on first and second in the top of the ninth, down 1-0, he knocked one over the fence for all of New York's RBI. The plate appearance was weighted more heavily than anything else seen in the contest (6.13), and resulted in over half of the win getting credited to Murphy on that one play (65.6%).
Jarred Cosart (MIA) .495
Cosart gets a no decision in a game that he clearly pitched well enough to win. He only struck out two Mets in eight innings, but he also allowed only two hits and three walks. It was a shame.
Martin Prado (MIA) .227
Prado, batting second, grounded out to second for the second out of the first inning (-1.5%), then grounded out to third with a man on first for the final out of the third inning (-2.5%). He grounded out to shortstop for the second out of the sixth (-2.3%). With two out and two on in the eighth, Prado hit what looked to be the game winner, a single that scored pinch runner Reid Brignac (+29.1%).
Juan Lagares (NYM) .089
Lucas Duda (NYM) .086
Jeurys Familia (NYM) .081
Dillon Gee (NYM) .078
Carlos Torres (NYM) .028
Justin Bour (MIA) .023
Dee Gordon (MIA) -.002
Curtis Granderson (NYM) -.009
Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) -.011
Eric Campbell (NYM) -.030
Wilmer Flores (NYM) -.056
Michael Morse (MIA) -.069
Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA) -.077
Ichiro Suzuki (MIA) -.096
Kevin Plawecki (NYM) -.101
JT Realmuto (MIA) -.102
Marcell Ozuna (MIA) -.120
Batting cleanup, Ozuna led off the second with a groundout to short (-2.3%), then grounded out to the pitcher with nobody out and Giancarlo Stanton on first in the fourth, moving Stanton to second (-1.8%). He flew out to right to open the seventh (-3.7%), then struck out swinging to open the Marlins ninth (-4.2%).
Michael Cuddyer (NYM) -.242
Cuddyer, also batting cleanup, flew out with a runner on first for the final out of the opening frame (-2.2%). He struck out on three pitches to open the fourth (-2.7%), flew out to right with a runner on first for the third out of the sixth (-3.4%), then flew out to right with runners on first and second with nobody out in the eighth (-16.0%).
Steve Cishek (MIA) -.768
In no surprise to anyone who watched the game, the big Zero goes to Cishek, who was penalized with over three quarters of a loss in just one inning.Cishek's ninth would see him allow a double to Juan Lagares (-19.9%), walk Lucas Duda (-8.1%), induce Cuddyer to fly out (+16.0%), and allow a home run to Daniel Murphy (+65.6%). After allowing a double to Eric Campbell (-1.3%), it was a case of too little too late as he struck out Wilmer Flores (+2.1%) and Kevin Plawecki (+1.3%).
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Gatorfan4life guessed 18,385, just 162 off the actual fans in attendance. He also picked the winner for a total of three points.
dcfish called Prado a Hero for one.
Jigokusabre had, erm, a bad night, as did thenumber95 and Marlon D.
Jeremy Hulme called Cosart a Hero and Cuddyer a Zero.
gustavopim called a Cosart QS.
MiamiSkye called a Cosart QS and called him a Hero.
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