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Heroes and Zeroes: Marlins 10, Twins 3

Miami's offense came alive in time to salvage one-of-three in Minnesota.

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Throughout the 2016 regular season, I'm tracking each player involved in each Marlins game. Using the WPA metric (Wins Probability Added), we can order the players from the most positive impact all the way down to most negative. The top three are our "Heroes," and the bottom three rank as our "Zeroes."


Robbie Grossman (MIN) +26.0%

Grossman batted second out of left field for the Twins. He grounded out in the first (-1.6%), struck out with a man on first in the fourth (-4.4%), then hit a game-tying two-RBI double to center field in the sixth (+30.9%). His next time up was after the Marlins had tacked on eight more runs. He struck out to end the eighth in that appearance (0.0%).

Ichiro! Suzuki (MIA) +22.7%

Suzuki led off out of right field for the Marlins. He singled in the first inning (+3.6%), grounded out with a man on base to end the second (-1.8%), and flew out to center field to lead off the fifth (-1.7%). In the seventh inning, with one out and runners on first and second base, he singled to right field, scoring JT Realmuto (+21.1%) for a 3-2 Marlins lead, and later advanced on a wild pitch (+6.3%) and scored. He struck out to lead off the eighth (0.0%).

Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA) +18.5%

Hechavarria batted ninth for Miami and played at shortstop. He hit an RBI-single in the second inning with two outs (+9.1%) to give the Marlins a 2-0 lead. He flew out to end the fourth with a runner on second (-2.7%), then hit a one-out single to left field in the seventh inning, moving Realmuto to second base (+5.8%). After the Marlins batted around, putting up seven runs in the frame, Heche lined out to shortstop to close the inning (-0.1%). He struck out to end the Marlins half of the ninth (0.0%).

Almost Heroes

Marcell Ozuna (MIA) +11.8%

JT Realmuto (MIA) +3.6%

Tom Koehler (MIA) +3.5%

Chris Johnson (MIA) +2.3%

Martin Prado (MIA) +0.9%

Byron Buxton (MIN) +0.7%

Mike Dunn (MIA) +0.6%

Brian Ellington (MIA) +0.5%

Eduardo Nunez (MIN) +0.4%

Minimal Impact

Dustin McGowan (MIA) +0.2%

Eduardo Escobar (MIN) +0.2%

Miguel Rojas (MIA) 0.0%

Buddy Boshers (MIN) 0.0%

Phil Hughes (MIA) -0.1%

Justin Bour (MIA) -0.2%

Max Kepler (MIN) -0.2%

AJ Ramos (MIA) -0.5%

Almost Zeroes

Christian Yelich (MIA) -1.2%

Joe Mauer (MIN) -1.2%

Taylor Rogers (MIN) -2.0%

Byung-ho Park (MIN) -2.9%

Brian Dozier (MIN) -3.1%

Juan Centeno (MIN) -4.9%

Oswaldo Arcia (MIN) -6.1%

Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) -6.3%

Derek Dietrich (MIA) -6.5%


Trevor Plouffe (MIN) -13.2%

Plouffe played third base and batted fifth for the Twins. He grounded out to lead off the second (-2.5%), struck out to lead off the fifth (-3.1%), grounded out with runners on the corners to end the sixth (-7.5%), and struck out again for the first out of the ninth with a runner on first (-0.1%).

Trevor May (MIN) -19.8%

May came on with runners on the corners and one out in the seventh inning, trailing by a 3-2 margin. He immediately threw a wild pitch, then gave up two doubles and a single before getting lifted without retiring any runners. He got 12-of-18 pitches over the plate and was penalized with three earned runs, which put his ERA up to 6.08 for the season.

Ervin Santana (MIN) -23.7%

Santana faced 28 batters over his 6.1 innings, allowing five earned runs on nine hits. He didn't walk anyone, and struck out Giancarlo Stanton three times (he didn't strike anyone else out at all). Santana took the loss to drop his record to 1-6 with a 4.77 ERA, and earned a GameScore of 38.

Best and Worst


Marlins: Ichiro Suzuki's RBI single to right field in the seventh inning (+21.1%) to make it 3-2 Marlins.

Twins: Robbie Grossman's two-RBI double to center field in the sixth (+30.9%) to tie the score at 2-2.


Marlins: Derek Dietrich's groundout to second base to open the seventh inning (-3.9%).

Twins: Trevor Plouffe's groundout to second to end the sixth with runners on the corners (-7.5%).

Last 10 Games

Jose Fernandez +74.5%
Christian Yelich +63.9%
Ichiro! Suzuki +40.3%
AJ Ramos +33.6%
Adam Conley +31.6%
JT Realmuto +24.8%
Nick Wittgren +19.8%
Adeiny Hechavarria +14.7%
Miguel Rojas +4.9%
Brian Ellington +1.9%
Cole Gillespie +0.7%
Edwin Jackson +0.1%
Kyle Barraclough -1.7%
Martin Prado -3.0%
Tom Koehler -4.3%
Justin Nicolino -4.5%
Jeff Mathis -8.3%
Dustin McGowan -11.1%
Chris Johnson -11.8%
Cody Hall -14.5%
Jose Urena -16.9%
David Phelps -20.8%
Wei-Yin Chen -22.0%
Marcell Ozuna -32.1%
Derek Dietrich -32.3%
Giancarlo Stanton -42.8%
Mike Dunn -43.5%
Justin Bour -51.8%


Attendance: 18,792

Marlon D: 17,940
Twins 3-2
H: Ozuna, Park, Prado
Z: Stanton, Plouffe
IF HR; Twins have more SB than Marlins.

2qbn: 16,920
Marlins 4-3
H: Suzuki, Dietrich, Yelich
Z: Santana, Dozier, Park
Koehler QS; Ichiro H+R; Ramos SV

gustavopim: 24,789
Twins 10-1
H: Stanton, Koehler, Dietrich
Z: Hechavarria, Suzuki, Yelich
Marlins no hit until the fifth; Koehler gives up 2HR; Marlins mess up the draft

evermoresg: 18,666
Marlins 7-5
H: Suzuki, Yelich, Dozier
Z: Centeno, Santana, Koehler
Neither starter over 5.1IP; Ichiro .400+OBP; Marlins bullpen one or less runs allowed

Ichthyomancy Standings









Marlon D


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