Stat Wrap: Marlins Edge Giants 5-4

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Apr 24, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) rounds the bases on a home run against the San Francisco Giants during the eighth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) rounds the bases on a home run against the San Francisco Giants during the eighth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports /
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Now, that’s the REALmuto.

Entering Sunday’s finale, the Miami Marlins starting catcher had been much more FAUXmuto than J.T. Realmuto of late, going 2 for 26 at the plate over the past eleven games.

J.T. found his swing Sunday afternoon.

Miami’s backstop had a 4 x 4 day, capped off by his first home run of the season, a game winner in the 8th inning.  Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton also broke futility streaks, having only gone a combined 1 for 16 in the series prior to Sunday.  The Marlins got five hits out of their All-Star duo, highlighted by a tie-breaking Giancarlo Stanton blast (his fourth) in the fourth.  All together, the team pounded out fourteen hits on the way to a 5-4 victory in Sunday’s series finale.

Adam Conley will likely either stop coming out of games or stop throwing over eighty pitches, as for the second start in a row, he found himself charged with two more earned runs after exiting.  A close, personal source assures me that this has been a very frustrating week to have Conley in a fantasy league that awards points for quality starts.

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Bryan Morris allowed those two additional two out baserunners to score, and failed to record an out.  The Marlins pen bailed them out the rest of the way though, piecing together over 3 1/3 scoreless frames; Kyle Barraclough earned his first win of the year, and A.J. Ramos was able to secure his third save.

And now, now we Stat Wrap:

  • Realmuto hit his first HR of the year in the 8th for the win.
  • Giancarlo Stanton homered as well, his fourth, and went 3 for 4.
  • This was the third time this year Big G had more than one hit.
  • Realmuto’s 4 for 4 day tied his career high.
  • Dee Gordon stole two bases, giving him six on the year.
  • Technically, Miami’s bullpen did not allow a run in 3 1/3 IP.
  • Excluding Morris, Miami’s bullpen actually didn’t do so.
  • Barraclough picked up the win, and Ramos got the save.
  • Adeiny Hechavarria was given an off day after going hitless the past two games, but came through with a pinch-hit single.
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