Miami Marlins Swept at “Home” by Mets: Grading the Marlins
Chad Wallach -.020
Chad Wallach got Monday and Tuesday off. On Wednesday, while the rest of the Marlins went hitless, he began his night at the plate with a two-out single in the second inning (+.011). He grounded out for the second out of the fifth (-.015). In the eighth, he struck out swinging against Robert Gsellman (-.016).
Miguel Rojas -.055
Miguel Rojas began Monday with a groundout against Noah Syndergaard for the second out of the first inning (-.015). In the fourth, he hit a single to right with a man on first (+.068). He hit into a bases loaded fielders choice to end the fifth (-.106). In the seventh , he hit a two-out single with a man on first (+.036) and ended his night with a swinging strikeout against Jeurys Familia (-.142, with two in scoring position and one out).
Rojas flew out to left for the second out of the first inning on Tuesday (-.016). He ended the third with a groundout (-.013). He hit an RBI single with one out and runners on first and second in the fifth inning (+.140) and later scored on Bour’s homer. He hit a sacrifice bunt to move Derek Dietrich to second in the seventh (-.020) and struck out with two runners on to end the eighth (-.088).
Rojas’ opened his night on Wednesday with his second homer of the season (+.104), off of Zach Wheeler. He grounded out for the second out of the third (-.014), flew out for the second out of the sixth (-.015), and drew a one-out walk in the ninth (+.026).
Odrisamer Despaigne -.064
Odrisamer Despaigne pitched the sixth inning on Tuesday, inheriting a 4-3 lead from Caleb Smith. He allowed a Todd Frazier double to right (-.100) then got Asdrubal Cabrera to hit a sacrifice fly to left (+.024). He gave Kevin Plawecki a walk (-.034) and another sacrifice fly, to Juan Lagares (-.016). He closed the inning by getting Jacob deGrom to ground into a comebacker (+.035).
Junichi Tazawa -.098
Junichi Tazawa came into Monday’s game with a 3-1 deficit. He struck out Yoenis Cespedes to lead off the sixth (+.016) then walked Jay Bruce (-.018). He then got Todd Frazier (+.021) and Asdrubal Cabrera (+.017) to fly out. In the seventh inning, he walked Adrian Gonzalez (-.037) and struck out Kevin Plawecki (+.035).
Tazawa came into the eighth inning on Wednesday trailing by a 3-1 count and with runners on first and second with one out. Wilmer Flores promptly hit a ground rule double (-.130). After an intentional walk to Cespedes (-.001), Frazier hit a RBI sacrifice fly (-.019). He then intentionally walked Jay Bruce (-.003) before ending the inning on a bases loaded Tomas Nido groundout (+.019).
Caleb Smith -.121
Caleb Smith started the second game of the series on Tuesday, He struck out seven in five innings, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk.