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Heroes And Zeroes: Nationals 4, Marlins 1

Done in by a lack of timely hitting and substandard starting pitching did the Marlins in at home against the Nationals.

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Tanner Roark (WAS) +16.2%

Roark faced 27 batters in total and allowed two walks with six hits for a 1.200 WHIP. He went 6.2 innings and struck out seven Marlins, allowing one earned run, Ozuna's solo jack. He got 72-of-108 strikes over the plate for a GameScore of 63, earning the win to get his record to 3-3 with a 2.89 ERA.

Derek Dietrich (MIA) +9.5%

Dietrich took first on an HBP to lead off the Marlins opening inning (+3.5%). He hit a one-out single in the third (+2.1%), drew a two-out walk in the fifth (+2.3%), and singled to left in the seventh, moving Cole Gillespie to second with two outs (+2.6%).

Shawn Kelley (WAS) +9.4%

Kelley came on with a three run lead and a runner on first with nobody out in the eighth. After getting Giancarlo Stanton to strike out (for the third time in the game, +4.3%), he induced a Marcell Ozuna lineout which quickly turned into a bang-bang double-play for the Nats (+5.1%).

Almost Heroes

Michael Taylor (WAS) +9.3%

Wilson Ramos (WAS) +7.3%

Ryan Zimmerman (WAS) +6.9%

Anthony Rendon (WAS) +4.6%

Dustin McGowan (MIA) +4.1%

Jonathan Papelbon (WAS) +3.7%

Minimal Impact

Jayson Werth (WAS) +1.7%

Cole Gillespie (MIA) +1.4%

Jose Urena (MIA) +1.3%

Kyle Barraclough (MIA) +0.7%

Clint Robinson (WAS) +0.7%

Danny Espinosa (WAS) -0.3%

Bryce Harper (WAS) -0.4%

Marcell Ozuna (MIA) -1.5%

Ichiro Suzuki (MIA) -1.5%

Almost Zeroes

Justin Bour (MIA) -2.4%

Christian Yelich (MIA) -2.5%

Felipe Rivero (WAS) -2.5%

JT Realmuto (MIA) -3.0%

Daniel Murphy (WAS) -6.5%

Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA) -7.6%


Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) -10.4%

Stanton grounded out in the second inning, then struck out three times over the rest of the game.

Martin Prado (MIA) -12.0%

Prado actually got a hit for the Marlins (every Miami starter got at least one, excepting Stanton). He grounded into a double play in the first inning (-7.2%), struck out and stranded a runner in the third (-2.3%), singled in the fifth (+2.3%), and grounded out in the seventh (-4.8%).

Justin Nicolino (WAS) -26.1%

Nicolino started for the Marlins and gave up four earned runs in 5.1 innings. He didn't walk anybody, but gave up six hits (including two round-trippers) for a 1.125 in-game WHIP. He took the loss to drop his record to 2-2 with a 4.30 ERA, earning a GameScore of 42 by getting 46-of-63 pitches into the strikezone.

Last 10 Games

Marcell Ozuna +56.3%
Jose Fernandez +33.6%
AJ Ramos +27.8%
Tom Koehler +20.6%
David Phelps +20.0%
Miguel Rojas +17.7%
Wei-Yin Chen +14.0%
Kendrys Flores +11.9%
Chris Johnson +11.1%
Christian Yelich +4.6%
Ichiro Suzuki +4.6%
Dustin McGowan 0.0%
Craig Breslow -0.1%
Derek Dietrich -0.7%
Jeff Mathis -2.6%
Nick Wittgren -3.4%
Cole Gillespie -7.3%
JT Realmuto -7.7%
Adam Conley -12.6%
Justin Bour -15.8%
Jose Urena -27.4%
Adeiny Hechavarria -29.8%
Bryan Morris -30.2%
Kyle Barraclough -34.6%
Martin Prado -34.9%
Justin Nicolino -56.0%
Giancarlo Stanton -58.6%


Attendance: 20,017

2qbn: 20,120
Marlins 3-2
H: Nicolino, Prado, Harper
Z: Roark, Revere, Rendon
Nicolino QS; Ramos SV; Prado 2RBI

Jigokusabre: 17,777
Marlins 6-1
H: Nicolino, Dietrich, Harper
Z: Roark, Hechavarria, Ramos
Nicolino 5+K; Nicolino QS; Nicolino 1 or less ER

paolo2387: 13,000
Marlins 5-2
H: Nicolino, Prado, Stanton
Z: Dietrich, Realmuto, Hechavarria
Ramos SV; Stanton 2HR; Nicolino 6IP + 3K + QS + 2ER

gustavopim: 19,230
Marlins 5-1
H: Nicolino, Stanton, Harper
Z: Zimmerman, Roark, Bour
Ichiro H; Stanton HR; Nicolino QS + 1-2K

Marlon D: 18,737
Marlins 4-1
H: Stanton, Bour, Dietrich
Z: Murphy, Hechavarria, ZImmerman
Nicolino 7+IP; Nicolino 6 or less walks; Bour HR

Shimmy_812: 19,400
Marlins 6-4
H: Yelich, Nicolino, Dietrich
Z: Stanton, Roark, Hechavarria
Yelich 2+H; Marlins 3R inning; neither starter gets into 7th

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John Butterworth


Marlon D was correct in calling Nicolino to walk six or fewer batters, but he has only once in his career walked as many as five, and that was in his last start. I'll give you an "A" for effort, but awarding points for something that is almost 100% likely sets a bad precedent.

Today's game starts at 7:15PM as the Marlins try to counterpunch with Jose Fernandez. Get your picks in before it's too late!