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Heroes and Zeroes: Marlins 3, Diamondbacks 0

There was Mat Latos, and then there was everybody else.

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Heroes and Zeroes is a series of articles where I use individual game Wins Expectancy Added (WPA) from to rank each participant in the game, from most positive WPA to the most negative. Fielding statistics are not computed into this metric.


Mat Latos (MIA) .415

Latos was efficient in his seven innings, throwing 58 of his 84 pitches for strikes. He struck out seven Diamondbacks and allowed four singles and a walk. He induced 11 ground ball outs to just three fly ball outs.

Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA) .099

Hechavarria batted eighth for the Marlins, and began his night by lining out to second to open the third (-.2.5%). He singled in JT Realmuto with two out in the fifth for the first run of the game (+12.8%), then grounded out to third base to close the seventh (-0.8%). He added a second hit in the ninth with an infield bunt single with a man on first and one out (+2.8%).

Michael Morse (MIA) .070

Morse batted fifth for Miami, lining out to second to open the second inning (-2.4%). He struck out swinging to lead off the fifth (-3.0%), then smacked a solo shot to open the seventh (+18.1%), doubling Miami's lead.

Almost Heroes

Carter Capps (MIA) .051

Jeremy Hellickson (AZ) .050

AJ Ramos (MIA) .041

Christian Yelich (MIA) .035

Miguel Rojas (MIA) .021

Minimal Impact

AJ Pollock (AZ) .016

JT Realmuto (MIA) .009

Matt Stites (AZ) .008

Josh Collmenter (AZ) .008

Randall Delgado (AZ) .007

Casey McGehee (MIA) .002

Donovan Solano (MIA) -.003

Paul Goldschmidt (AZ) -.009

Cole Gillespie (MIA) -.013

Almost Zeroes

Cliff Pennington (AZ) -.027

Martin Prado (MIA) -.029

Yasmany Tomas (AZ) -.030

Derek Dietrich (MIA) -.053

Justin Bour (MIA) -.061

David Peralta (AZ) -.062

Andrew Chafin (AZ) -.065

NIck Ahmed (AZ) -.076

Ichiro! Suzuki (MIA) -.083


Jake Lamb (AZ) -.105

Lamb batted sixth in the order for Arizona. He struck out looking for the second out of the second (-1.7%), grounded out to the pitcher with runners on first and second with one out in the fourth (-3.3%), grounded out 1-3 to open the seventh (-3.9%), and struck out looking for a second time for the final out of the game (-1.6%).

Chris Owings (AZ) -.106

Owings, batting second for the Diamondbacks, began with a swinging strikeout for the second out of the game (-1.5%). He grounded out 6-3 with a man on first to end the third (-2.6%), flew out to right field with a runner on third to end the fifth (-5.7%), then struck out looking at Carter Capps' third strike to end the eighth.

Wellington Castillo (AZ) -.109

Castillo batted seventh in Arizona's order, and struck out swinging to end the second (-1.1%). He grounded out, 5-3 with two runners in scoring position to end the fourth (-7.1%), then struck out for the second out of the seventh inning (-2.6%).

Tune in tonight at 9:40 PM EST to see Jose Fernandez try to win the rubber match of this three game series.