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Heroes And Zeroes: Nationals 3, Marlins 1

Miami continues to struggle early in the still-young season, losing it's ninth game of 13.

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Heroes

Yusmeiro Petit (WAS) +14.0%

Petit came on early in long relief and pitched the third through the sixth inning for the Nationals. He faced just one Marlin over the minimum, allowing just two hits (including Derek Dietrich's solo home run) and no walks. He struck out three batters in total.

Joe Ross (WAS) +13.7%

Ross allowed a hit and a walk in his short start for the Nationals, pitching a total of two innings. In the top of the third, in his only plate appearance, he drew a walk then scored the eventual game-winning run on a Bryce Harper double to center field.

Derek Dietrich (MIA) +11.0%

Dietrich hit a solo home run, leading off the fifth inning by reducing the Marlins deficit from three runs to two. Unfortunately, that was all the offense the Fish could muster.

Almost Heroes

Jonathan Papelbon (WAS) +8.4%

Blake Treinen (WAS) +8.3%

Oliver Perez (WAS) +7.7%

Christian Yelich (MIA) +7.6%

Bryce Harper (WAS) +6.9%

Ryan ZImmerman (WAS) +4.1%

Daniel Murphy (WAS) +3.1%

Michael Taylor (WAS) +2.9%

Bryan Morris (MIA) +2.6%

Minimal Impact

Craig Breslow (MIA) +0.8%

Kyle Barraclough (MIA) +0.7%

Adieny Hechavarria (MIA) +0.6%

Jayson Werth (WAS) -1.2%

Clint Robinson (WAS) -1.5%

Anthony Rendon (WAS) -1.6%

Almost Zeroes

Chris Heisey (WAS) -2.3%

Martin Prado (MIA) -2.5%

Danny Espinosa (WAS) -3.9%

Dee Gordon (MIA) -5.6%

Wei-Yin Chen (MIA) -8.1%

Wilmer Ramos (WAS) -8.8%

Justin Bour (MIA) -8.8%

Marcell Ozuna (MIA) -9.3%

Zeroes

JT Realmuto (MIA) -10.3%

Realmuto flew out twice and struck out looking to lead off the eighth.

Ichiro Suzuki (MIA) -13.9%

Suzuki, in a rare start in center field, batted second for Miami in the order and grounded into a double play in his first plate appearance. His next three plate appearances were all infield ground outs.

Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) -14.7%

Stanton flew out in his first at bat, and that was his best plate appearance. He earned the Golden Sombrero by striking out in his next three to earn the biggest Zero of the night.

Last 10 Games

Ichiro Suzuki +37.8%
Jose Fernandez +29.2%
David Phelps +27.8%
Adam Conley +23.6%
AJ Ramos +20.6%
Christian Yelich +14.6%
Craig Breslow +14.3%
Derek Dietrich +13.2%
Kyle Barraclough +4.4%
Chris Johnson +3.1%
Nick Wittgren -0.7%
Wei-Yin Chen -2.7%
Jeff Mathis -4.6%
Miguel Rojas -5.3%
Adieny Hechavarria -10.8%
Justin Bour -11.2%
Giancarlo Stanton -14.1%
Dee Gordon -24.0%
Dustin McGowan -28.1%
Jared Cosart -28.5%
Tom Koehler -29.2%
Martin Prado -29.2%
JT Realmuto -29.3%
Bryan Morris -30.1%
Marcell Ozuna -39.1%
Chris Narveson -42.5%
Edwin Jackson -50.8%

Ichthyomancy

Actual Attendance: 16,961

Marlon D: 18,523
Marlins 7-5
H: Stanton, Prado
Z: Bour, Zimmerman, Harper
Koehler QS, Miami 3 or less GIDP (this is the definition of a zero point prediction, it's like saying nobody will hit two home runs)

2qbn: 16,112
Marlins 3-2
H: Chen, Stanton, Gordon
Z: Ross, Taylor, Petit
Chen 7IP, 4+K, 2BB

Shimmy_812: 15,700
Marlins 4-2
H: Chen, Stanton, Harper
Z: Ross, Bour, Hechavarria
Chen QS, Marlins 2SB, Marlins 0E (this is a half point prediction, it's like saying someone will hit a home run)

Jigokusabre: 15,500
Marlins 7-5
H: Chen, Harper
Z: Bour, Ross
Chen QS, Chen W

gustavopim: 16,789
Marlins 10-2
H: Chen, Ross, Stanton
Z: Ross, Hechavarria, Harper
Chen 7IP 5K, Ichiro 2H, Marlins 3HR

Ichthyomancy Standings

gustavopim

25

Shimmy_812

24.5

Madrid3004

23

Jigokusabre

19

Marlon D

12.5

MHTD

11

paolo2387

11

2qbn

11

MiamiSkye

7

Thomas Bennett

4

evermoresg

1

Today's game starts early, again against the Nationals, but this time at 1:10PM. Tune in to see if the Marlins can earn a split and get back in the W column, and get your picks in before the first pitch.