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.
Adam Duvall joins @AROD as the only 2 players since 1954 to have multiple games with 7 RBI, 2 HR, & 4 R. pic.twitter.com/l2iF7tBsur— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) April 14, 2021
- 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).
.......THAT'S CALLED A WINNING STREAK#ForTheA #ForTheL— F1rst Place Fish (@f1rstplacefish) April 14, 2021
.......GIVE IT, TO ME, AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!#JuntosMiami
......"HOW COULD YOU SELL MY BEST PLAYER WITHOUT ASKING ME?"
- 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.