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Heroes And Zeroes: Marlins 5, Nationals 1

The Marlins jumped out to a first-inning lead, then held on for the other eight to earn a split against front running Washington.

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Marcell Ozuna (MIA) +15.0%

Ozuna started in center field and batted cleanup in place of Giancarlo Stanton, who got the day off. In his first at bat, he delivered the ultimate game-winning RBI by tearing the cover off the ball deep into the left field bleachers with a one-out three-run homer (+19.3%). In the third, he led off by flying out to right (-1.0%). He struck out for the second out of the fifth with runners on the corners (-2.6%) and grounded into a double play to end the seventh (-0.6%).

Tom Koehler (MIA) +10.2%

Koehler allowed a solo home run to Bryce Harper in the first inning (-10.6%), a leadoff single to Wilson Ramos in the second (-3.9%), and a two out walk to Anthony Rendon in the third (-1.1%). He also led off the fourth and the fifth by hitting first Daniel Murphy (-3.7%) then Danny Espinosa (-3.9%). On the plus side, he only gave up the one run, and struck out five Nationals (+10.3%), earning the win after pitching five innings. He went 0-for-2 from the plate, striking out once.

Bryce Harper (WAS) +6.4%

Harper started in right field and batted third, and hit a home run to center in the first inning for a 1-0 lead (+10.6%). He struck out swinging with a man on first to end the third (-1.9%), fouled out to right to lead off the sixth (-1.5%), and grounded out to second leading off the ninth (-0.8%).

Almost Heroes

Ichiro Suzuki (MIA) +6.1%

Martin Prado (MIA) +4.4%

Jeff Mathis (MIA) +3.4%

Christian Yelich (MIA) +2.9%

Craig Breslow (MIA) +2.9%

Justin Bour (MIA) +2.7%

Kyle Barraclough (MIA) +2.6%

David Phelps (MIA) +2.1%

Minimal Impact

Daniel Murphy (WAS) +1.5%

Matt Belisle (WAS) +1.4%

Danny Espinosa (WAS) +1.3%

AJ Ramos (MIA) +1.3%

Derek Dietrich (MIA) +0.6%

Filipe Rivero (WAS) +0.2%

Dee Gordon (MIA) +0.1%

Wilmer Ramos (WAS) 0.0%

Stephen Drew (WAS) -0.1%

Chris Johnson (MIA) -0.3%

Jose Lobaton (WAS) -1.2%

Almost Zeroes

Anthony Rendon (WAS) -3.4%

Adieny Hechavarria (WAS) -4.1%

Michael Taylor (WAS) -6.4%


Clint Robinson (WAS) -6.9%

Robinson, batting sixth and playing first base for the Nats, flew out to right with one on in the second (-3.6%), grounded out to second with a runner on in the fourth (-2.0%), and led off the seventh by grounding out to third (-1.4%).

Matt den Dekker (WAS) -7.5%

Dekker led off and played left field for Washington and struck out in his first two at bats against Tom Koehler (-3.5%). Later, he flew out to shortstop in the fifth (-3.4%) and flew out into foul ground in the eighth (-0.6%).

Max Scherzer (WAS) -35.3%

Scherzer faced 25 batters, allowing 10 of them to get on base, for an opposing OBP of .400. He gave up eight hits (including the Ozuna blast) and two walks for five earned runs. He did strike out three batters and earned the loss.

Last 10 Games

Ichiro Suzuki +43.9%
David Phelps +29.9%
Jose Fernandez +29.2%
Adam Conley +23.6%
AJ Ramos +21.9%
Derek Dietrich +17.4%
Craig Breslow +17.2%
Christian Yelich +14.3%
Kyle Barraclough +7.0%
Chris Johnson +4.1%
Justin Bour +1.2%
Nick Wittgren -0.7%
Jeff Mathis -1.2%
Adieny Hechavarria -1.9%
Wei-Yin Chen -2.7%
Miguel Rojas -5.3%
Marcell Ozuna -11.7%
Giancarlo Stanton -13.3%
Martin Prado -19.1%
Chris Narveson -27.6%
Jared Cosart -28.5%
Dustin McGowan -28.7%
Dee Gordon -30.0%
Bryan Morris -30.1%
JT Realmuto -30.5%
Edwin Jackson -31.0%
Tom Koehler -39.0%


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