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Heroes And Zeroes: Phillies 6, Marlins 2

Both starting pitchers finished in the Zero column, and Jhonatan Solano takes a Hero slot in his first appearance of the season.

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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.


Ryan Howard (PHI) .292

Howard, batting cleanup for the Phillies, struck out swinging with a runner on second to close the first inning (-3.2%). He struck out swinging again for the second out of the fourth (-1.9%), then hit a game-tying RBI triple with nobody out in the sixth (+26.5%). He singled with one out and runners on first and second in the seventh, scoring Chase Utley for a 5-2 Phillies lead (7.8%).

Ben Revere (PHI) .210

Revere, leading off for Philadelphia, hit an infield single in the first (+3.6%), then grounded out to first for the second out of the third (-1.8%). He hit a two-out RBI single to left to tie the score at one in the fifth inning (+15.0%), then singled for a second time with one out in the seventh (+2.5%), scoring on Darin Ruf's single later in the inning. He grounded into a 1-3 putout with a man on second for the second out of the eighth (-0.4%).

Jhonatan Solano (MIA) .160

Solano, batting eighth for the Marlins, flew out to center in his first plate appearance of the season for the first out of the third (-1.9%). In the fifth inning, he scored his brother on a no-out double to left (+16.6%). He drew a two-out walk in the seventh (+1.3%).

Almost Heroes

Darren Ruf (PHI) .087

AJ Ramos (MIA) .087

Justin De Fratus (PHI) .085

Luis Garcia (PHI) .048

Ichiro Suzuki (MIA) .037

Odubel Herrera (PHI) .029

Ken Giles (PHI) .024

Minimal Impact

Donovan Solano (MIA) .018

Jonathan Papelbon (PHI) .015

Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) .005

Jeff Francoeur (PHI) -.001

Grady Sizemore (PHI) -.002

Cameron Rupp (PHI) -.002

Marcell Ozuna (MIA) -.013

Cody Asche (PHI) -.016

Almost Zeroes

Brad Hand (MIA) -.022

Justin Bour (MIA) -.022

Andres Blanco (PHI) -.023

Cesar Hernandez (PHI) -.051

Chase Utley (PHI) -.055

Reid Brignac (MIA) -.073

MIchael Morse (MIA) -.081

Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA) -.101


Severino Gonzalez (PHI) -.139

For his second start of the season, Gonzalez pitched five innings, allowing five hits and striking out five. He walked one and left the game trailing by a 2-1 score. Both runs were earned.

Bryan Morris (MIA) -.182

Morris pitched the seventh inning for the Marlins, giving up Philadelphia's fourth and fifth runs on three hits. He struck out one Phillie.

Jarred Cosart (MIA) -.313

Cosart pitched five strong innings for the Marlins, but overstayed his effectiveness in the sixth, allowing two runs before getting lifted for AJ Ramos. He struck out six and allowed five hits and a walk.

Last 10 Games

Dee Gordon 0.697
Marcell Ozuna 0.657
Giancarlo Stanton 0.518
Adieny Hechavarria 0.393
Martin Prado 0.392
Mike Dunn 0.339
David Phelps 0.318
Justin Bour 0.281
Sam Dyson 0.200
Jarred Cosart 0.182
Jhonatan Solano 0.160
Dan Haren 0.145
Tom Koehler 0.136
Bryan Morris 0.053
Brad Hand 0.050
Mat Latos 0.042
AJ Ramos 0.028
Nick Masset 0.010
Reid Brignac -0.043
Jarrod Saltalamacchia -0.043
Jeff Baker -0.069
Donovan Solano -0.072
Mike Morse -0.210
Steve Cishek -0.326
Ichiro Suzuki -0.350
JT Realmuto -0.466


Attendance: 20,461

Gatorfan4life won two points on the attendance with a guess of 21,984. He gets a point for the winner, a point for calling a Howard Hero and another two for predicting Cosart and Gonzalez with Zeroes, a total of six.

Bdwatson got a point for calling Gonzalez a Zero.

gustavopim got two points for calling Solano a Hero and Gonzales a Zero.

Marlon D got a 1.5 prop bet by calling the Marlins with 8+ K's and a point for calling Gonzalez with a Zero.

Jigokusabre got a single point for calling Cosart a Zero.

Jeremy Hulme got a single point for calling Gonzalez a Zero.

Ichthyomancy Standings

gustavopim 61.5
Miami Skye 56.5
Jigokusabre 52
dcfish 42
Kevin Kraczkowski 39.5
Marlon D 29
Bdwatson 25
Gatorfan4life 22.5
tomwolf2008 19
Jeremy Hulme 18

Starting tomorrow in our Nation's Capital, the Marlins start a 10 game in 10 day road road trip across three cities against the Washington Nationals.