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Heroes and Zeroes: Nationals 6, Marlins 4

The Marlins drop the first half of a twin bill in Washington D.C. against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


Shawn Kelley (WAS) +21.7%

Kelley had the most positive impact of any player on the results of the first game of the day, although he only pitched 1.2 innings. He came on with a man on first and one out in the seventh, with the Nats leading 5-4 then struck out Giancarlo Stanton and induced a Justin Bour groundout. He stayed on for the eighth, allowing a Marcell Ozuna single before getting Adeiny Hechavarria to foul out earning two more strikeouts, courtesy of Jeff Mathis and JT Realmuto.

Christian Yelich (MIA) +17.8%

Yelich opened the scoring with a two-out solo homer in the first. He added a two-out RBI double in the fifth inning to bring the Marlins to within a run, at 3-2.

Michael Taylor (WAS) +16.6%

Taylor drew a walk, stole second, and scored the Nats first run in the first, then drew another walk in the second. He hit a one-out single in the fifth and added an RBI double in the eighth.

Almost Heroes

Anthony Rendon (WAS) +10.7%

Jeff Mathis (MIA) +8.9%

Bryce Harper (WAS) +7.0%

Jonathan Papelbon (WAS) +7.0%

Marcell Ozuna (MIA) +6.5%

Jayson Werth (WAS) +5.2%

Bryan Morris (MIA) +4.3%

Minimal Impact

Ryan Zimmerman (WAS) +4.2%

Matt den Dekker (WAS) +1.9%

Wilson Ramos (WAS) +1.4%

Derek Dietrich (MIA) +1.3%

Justin Bour (MIA) -0.7%

Martin Prado (MIA) -1.0%

Danny Espinosa (WAS) -3.3%

Almost Zeroes

Ichiro Suzuki (MIA) -3.7%

Nick Wittgren (MIA) -3.8%

David Murphy (WAS) -4.6%

Stephen Strasburg (WAS) -4.6%

JT Realmuto (MIA) -5.7%

Jose Urena (MIA) -5.8%

Felipe Rivero (WAS) -13.0%


Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA) -17.3%

Hechavarria struck out in the second and the fourth, then hit an infield groundout in the sixth and a foul out to the first base side in the eighth.

Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) -20.9%

Stanton flew out to end the first inning. It was his most productive plate appearance of the night. He struck out to open the fourth, grounded out with two runners on to end the fifth, struck out with a man on and one out in the seventh and struck out for a third time with a man on first to end the game.

Justin Nicolino (MIA) -29.9%

NIcolino started for the Fish and allowed five hits and five walks over just 4.2 innings for an in-game WHIP of 2.143. He faced 23 batters and gave up four earned runs with a strikeout. He finished with a 34 GameScore, getting just 46 of 86 pitches over the plate.


Attendance: 28,634

2qbn: 33,240
Nationals 4-2
H: Strasburg, Harper, Dietrich
Z: Nicolino, Ozuna, Murphy
Strasburg 7IP, Harper 2RBI, Dietrich HR

Shimmy_812: 26,900
Marlins 3-2
H: Nicolino, Strasburg, Yelich
Z: Revere, Stanton, Mathis
Nicolino QS, Strasburg QS, Strasburg 7+K

paolo2387: 30,000
Marlins 5-4
H: Nicolino, Stanton, Yelich
Z: Mathis, Hechavarria, Dietrich

Ichthyomancy Standings

gustavopim 93
Shimmy_812 91
2qbn 72
Jigokusabre 63.5
Marlon D 52
Madrid3004 29.5
evermoresg 31
paolo2387 18.5
rsanchez1 14
MiamiSkye 7
John Butterworth 4.5
Thomas Bennett 6
Kevin Kraczkowski 4

Next first pitch is scheduled for 7:10PM tonight.