Wild stats from Tuesday’s offensive eruption
The Marlins picked up another win on Tuesday, but there was nothing ordinary about it. Here are the numbers that made it anomalous:
- Adam Duvall racked up seven runs batted in, tying the Marlins franchise record. This was the first time that any Marlin had ever reached that mark against the Braves.
- Marlins batters worked the Braves pitching staff for 180 pitches. Combined with Monday’s extra-inning effort, this is the first time since Sept. 28-29, 2018 that they’ve forced an opposing team to throw 180-plus pitches on back-to-back days.
- Starling Marte ignited a Marlins rally in the top of the fourth when he got hit by a pitch. It’s the 10th consecutive season in which he’s had at least one HBP in an 0-2 count.
- The Marlins scorched 17 batted balls with exit velocities of at least 95 miles per hour, meeting Statcast’s criteria for a hard-hit ball. That’s tied for their eighth-highest team total in any game during the Statcast era (since 2015).
- Hitting for himself in the sixth inning, right-hander John Curtiss flaunted his athleticism running down the first base line. Statcast clocked him at 28.2 ft/sec sprint speed (h/t Daniel Kurish, Marlins Communications). For reference, that is identical to Jazz Chisholm Jr.’s season average!
- On the strength of a single night, the Marlins boosted their collective 78 wRC+ this season to a 95 wRC+ (100 represents the MLB average).
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- As usual, F1rst Place Fish worked fast to turn around a celebratory video. The man behind the account, DC, was our Marlins Barbecue podcast guest on Monday night.
- FiveThirtyEight gives the Marlins a 33% chance to win their next game against the Braves.
- The one bright spot of Max Fried’s performance was helping his own cause with a line drive double, but the Braves are worried that running the bases may have caused a potential hamstring injury.
- Jordan McPherson and Daniel Álvarez Montes answered some of your Marlins questions on Fish Bytes.
- The Herald’s Craig Mish and Barry Jackson report that the team was “aggressive” in its efforts to acquire hot-hitting catcher/DH Yermin Mercedes from the White Sox prior to this season. However, I had my doubts about the sincerity of that claim and right on cue, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman poured cold water on it. Seems like no coincidence that a source volunteered this information at a time when Marlins catchers are severely struggling.
- The new Fish Across the Pond weighs in on Trevor Rogers, Anthony Bass, Lewis Brinson and more.
- Speaking of Bass, he scored more memorabilia for his collection: a signed ball from Hall of Famer Chipper Jones.
- Jazz Chisholm Jr. vaulted into CBS Sports’ star power index.
- Ryne Stanek takes full responsibility for his disappointing Marlins tenure (2019-2020), but tells MLB Network that “differences in planning and how information is relayed” have helped him rebound with the Astros.