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Offishial news, 4/14/21: Fantastic stats from big W; ah, what could Yermin...

The Marlins are suddenly the hottest team in the NL East!

MLB: Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

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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