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Heroes And Zeroes: Marlins 2, Nationals 1

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After some early season doldrums, Mat Latos pitched a pretty good game for the Marlins, and one of two Marlins pitchers amongst the Heroes. Three Nationals fill out our Zeroes.

Tommy Gilligan-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 www.fangraphs.com to help sort out the details.

Heroes

Wilson Ramos (WAS) .322

Ramos, batting fifth for the Nationals, doubled to right with nobody out and a man on first in the second (+12.4%). He grounded out to shortstop to end the fourth inning (-1.3%), led off with a walk in the seventh (+7.9%), and led off the ninth with a single (+13.2%).

Mat Latos (MIA) .229

Latos, considered by some to be the weak link in Miami's makeshift rotation, came through pretty good last night, despite some wildness (five walks). He pitched six and a third innings, allowing just one earned run and two hits. He also struck out six Nationals. He reached base with nobody out and runners on first and second in the second, when Steven Strasburg made an error on Latos' sacrifice bunt attempt (+8.5%). Ichiro! Suzuki scored on the play.

Nick Masset (MIA) .186

Masset came on with one out and runners on first and second in the seventh, up by the eventual 2-1 final score. He induced a forceout at third from Michael Taylor (+9.4%), then got Clint Robinson to ground out 4-3 to end the inning (+9.2%).

Almost Heroes

Steve Cishek (MIA) .179

One inning, one hit, two strikeouts, one save.

Sammy Solis (WAS) .109

Three innings pitched, one walk allowed, one strikeout.

Mike Dunn (MIA) .067

2/3 of an inning pitched, one walk, one strikeout.

AJ Ramos (MIA) .064

1/3 of an inning pitched.

JT Realmuto (MIA) .052

One-for-four, a run, a triple.

Blake Treinen (WAS) .048

One inning, one walk, one strikeout

Doug Fister (WAS) .046

One-for-one with a single.

Matt Thornton (WAS) .044

One inning, one strikeout

Ichiro! Suzuki (MIA) .032

Two-for-four, one RBI.

Aaron Barrett (WAS) .031

One inning, one hit, two strikeouts.

Minimal Impact

Ian Desmond (WAS) .017

0-for-4, two strikeouts.

Reid Brignac (MIA) -.010

0-for-1, one strikeout.

Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA) -.018

0-for-3.

Jeff Baker (MIA) -.020

0-for-1, one strikeout.

Almost Zeroes

Justin Bour (MIA) -.034

0-for-2, one walk.

Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) -.043

1-for-4, one walk, one strikeout.

Martin Prado (MIA) -.045

1-for-4, two strikeouts.

Denard Span (WAS) -.051

0-for-3, one walk.

Marcell Ozuna (MIA) -.064

0-for-3, one walk, one strikeout.

Yuniel Escobar (WAS) -.072

0-for-3, one walk, one strikeout.

Dee Gordon (MIA) -.076

1-for-5.

Ryan Zimmerman (WAS) -.083

0-for-3, one walk, one run, one strikeout.

Clint Robinson (WAS) -.092

0-for-1.

Steven Strasburg (WAS) -.094

Three innings pitched, four hits, two walks, two earned runs, two strikeouts.

Dan Uggla (WAS) -.131

0-for-3, one walk, one RBI.

Zeroes

Tyler Moore (WAS) -.159

Moore came on as a pinch hitter against Steve Cishek with two out and two on in the bottom of the ninth, and struck out swinging at strike three (-15.9%).

Bryce Harper (WAS) -.164

Harper, batting third for the Nats, flew out to center field to end the first (-1.0%). He struck out swinging to lead off the fourth (-2.9%), struck out looking with a man on first for the second out of the sixth (-4.9%), and flew out to second with one out and a man on first in the eighth (-7.6%).

Michael Taylor (WAS) -.271

Taylor, batting eighth for Washington, struck out looking with a man on third to end the second (-4.1%). He drew a two out walk in the fifth (+1.9%), then failed to move the runner over with one out and two on in the seventh (-9.4%). His most egregious offense to a chance at victory came in the bottom of the ninth, when he struck out swinging with two on for the second out (-15.6%).

Last 10 Games

Giancarlo Stanton 0.602
Dee Gordon 0.511
Marcell Ozuna 0.492
Mike Dunn 0.407
Justin Bour 0.403
David Phelps 0.345
Jeff Baker 0.198
Nick Masset 0.196
Jarred Cosart 0.182
Mat Latos 0.171
Jhonatan Solano 0.160
Dan Haren 0.145
Tom Koehler 0.136
Brad Hand 0.050
Sam Dyson 0.041
Martin Prado 0.032
Donovan Solano 0.017
Adieny Hechavarria -0.017
AJ Ramos -0.054
Reid Brignac -0.087
Ichiro Suzuki -0.188
Mike Morse -0.207
Steve Cishek -0.298
JT Realmuto -0.373
Bryan Morris -0.843


Ichthyomancy

Attendance: 25,332

Jigokusabre won the attendance with a guess of 25,666. He called a Marlins win for a third point.

dcfish called a Latos Hero for one point.

MiamiSkye called a one run Fish win for two points, then another for calling a Latos Hero.

Jeremy Hulme called a Marlins win, Latos a Hero and Harper a Zero. Did Teddy win? I don't know. I'll just leave your "unearned" point in from yesterday.

Marlon D got two points for calling a one-run Marlins' win, 1.5 for calling a Latos QS, and one for a Latos QS.

Gatorfan4life came back from the dark side and earned a point for calling a Marlins win.

gustavopim called a Marlins victory and got a point for calling Marlins pitching for striking out more batters than Washington pitching.

Ichthyomancy Standings

gustavopim 65
Miami Skye 64.5
Jigokusabre 57
dcfish 43
Kevin Kraczkowski 39.5
Marlon D 35.5
Gatorfan4life 26.5
Bdwatson 25
Jeremy Hulme 22
tomwolf2008 19
Thomas Bennett 14
thenumber95 11
sternma 6
zag 3
Alex Carver 3
Delusional Marlins Fan 2
rsanchez1 2
Al-Kendall 2
DavidJacobs 2
Sandman 2
SuperRadz 1
ncchief 1
d.o.g.o.b.y.g.n. 1
nfries7 1

The rubber game in the Nats-Fish three game series is this afternoon, so get your picks in quick, here or in the gamethread.