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Heroes And Zeroes: Mets 6, Marlins 4

Miami drops the second game of their three game series with the New York Mets on Saturday.

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins
Phelps had a night he would rather forget.
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James Loney (NYM) +32.2%

Loney batted sixth in the order for the Mets and played at first base. His first time to the plate, with nobody out and a man on first in the second inning, would see him ground into a 4-6-3 double play (-8.1%). In the fourth inning, with one out and runners on the corners, he hit an RBI single to right (+8.3%) to get the Mets within a run. He singled with two runners on base in the sixth inning (+12.1%), doubled to center to lead off the eighth (+15.0%), and flew out for the first out of the ninth (-3.3%).

Matt Reynolds (NYM) +27.2%

Reynolds pinch hit for Juan Lagares in the eighth inning. With two outs and runners on first and second, he singled into right field, scoring Michael Conforto to make the score 4-3 (+27.2%).

Wilmer Flores (NYM) +15.8%

Flores manned the hot corner and batted fifth for the Mets. He drew a walk to lead off the second (+4.0%), hit a one-out single to left field in the fourth (+7.5%), and hit another single with nobody out and a man on first in the sixth (+9.3%). He struck out with two runners on to end the seventh (-8.3%), and singled to left with a man on first in the ninth (+3.3%).

Almost Heroes

Addison Reed (NYM) +13.6%

Dustin McGowan (MIA) +12.9%

JT Realmuto (MIA) +12.5%

Miguel Rojas (MIA) +12.3%

Kyle Barraclough (MIA) +9.3%

Alejandro de Aza (NYM) +8.4%

Jeremy Blevins (NYM) +7.3%

Justin Nicolino (MIA) +4.9%

Cole Gillespie (MIA) +4.4%

Neil Walker (NYM) +4.0%

Minimal Impact

Jeurys Familia (NYM) +3.7%

Bartolo Colon (NYM) +3.4%

Christian Yelich (MIA) +2.6% (LAST 10 #1 HERO)

Justin Bour (MIA) +1.9%

Jim Henderson (NYM) +1.9%

Jacob de Grom (NYM) -0.9%

Martin Prado (MIA) -1.1%

Juan Lagares (NYM) -2.8%

Curtis Granderson (NYM) -2.9%

Almost Zeroes

Michael Conforto (NYM) -4.2%

Chris Johnson (MIA) -4.4%

Ichiro! Suzuki (MIA) -5.2%

Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA) -5.3%

Ty Kelly (NYM) -6.4%

Derek Dietrich (MIA) -10.2%

Cody Hall (MIA) -11.8%

Asdrubal Cabrera (NYM) -11.9%

Marcell Ozuna (MIA) -12.5%

Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) -13.8%


Hansel Robles (NYM) -18.3%

Robles came on in relief to pitch the sixth inning, and started the inning by striking out Marcell Ozuna (+3.3%) and Giancarlo Stanton (-2.4%). After that, he walked Justin Bour (-1.8%) and JT Realmuto (-2.9%), allowing a Miguel Rojas RBI double to left field (-19.2%). Robles got 10-of-21 pitches into the strike zone for the game. The big hit gave the Fish a 3-2 lead, at which point the Mets put Jeremy Blevins on the hill.

Kevin Plawecki (NYM) -20.2%

Plawecki batted eighth and caught for New York. He doubled to lead off the third (+6.6%), but was a moment later picked off by Justin Nicolino (-9.0%). Plawecki fouled out to shortstop with two runners on for the third out of the fourth (-5.5%), struck out for the second out of the sixth with two runners on base (-6.5%), struck out with a man on first for the first out of the eighth (-6.6%), and drew a two out walk with runners on second and third (+0.7%) in the ninth.

David Phelps (MIA) -46.5% (LAST 10 #2 ZERO)

Phelps blew his second save of the season, and watched his record drop to 4-4. His ERA rose to 2.27 for the season, and he gave up three hits and a walk. He got 12-of-26 pitches over the strike zone.

Best and Worst


Marlins: Miguel Rojas' RBI double to left field in the sixth inning (+19.2%).

Mets: Matt Reynolds' single to right field in the eighth inning (+27.2%).


Marlins: Miguel Rojas' forcing out JT Realmuto to end the eighth (-6.6%)

Mets: Kevin Plawicki getting picked off of second base for the first out of the third inning.

Last 10 Games

Christian Yelich +86.1%

Nick Wittgren +58.0%

Jose Fernandez +54.2%

Wei-Yin Chen +28.7%

Dustin McGowan +25.6%

Derek Dietrich +24.6%

AJ Ramos +20.0%

Adeiny Hechavarria +15.8%

Miguel Rojas +9.7%

Adam Conley +4.0%

Chris Johnson +0.3%

Cole Gillespie -0.4%

JT Realmuto -1.1%

Justin Nicolino -4.5%

Ichiro! Suzuki -5.3%

Tom Koehler -7.8%

Edwin Jackson -8.8%

Kyle Barraclough -12.0%

Cody Hall -14.5%

Jeff Mathis -16.8%

Marcell Ozuna -19.5%

Justin Bour -24.2%

Giancarlo Stanton -28.1%

Martin Prado -36.3%

Mike Dunn -46.0%

David Phelps -50.8%

Jose Urena -62.3%


Attendance: 24,668

Marlon D: 16,848

Marlins 3-1

H: Ozuna, Yelich, Realmuto

Z: Nicolino, Flores, Granderson

IF HR; Marlins SB

paolo2387: 15,000

Marlins 5-2

H: Prado, Ozuna, Stanton

Z: Bour, Realmuto, Rojas

Nicolino 5IP, 3+BB, 2+K, 2ER, 4+H; Stanton HR; Ramos SV

gustavopim: 17,671

Marlins 10-1

H: Ozuna, Yelich, Stanton

Z: Nicolino, Colon, Loney

Cycle; No Hitter; Walk-off

evermoresg: 18,255

Marlins 6-5

H: Ramos, Yelich, Dietrich

Nicolino, Colon, Plawecki

Marlins 2+HR; Yelich + Ozuna combined .400 OBP; Colon on base

Ichthomancy Standings

gustavopim 166

Shimmy_812 131

2qbn 119

evermoresg 107

Marlon D 104

Jigokusabre 88

paolo2387 59

Tomorrow night, these two clubs will conclude their series starting a 1:05PM. The Marlins will be trying to salvage anything after falling in each of the first two meetings. Get your picks in before the first pitch.