Miami Marlins: Four Difference Makers Against the Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: J.T. Realmuto
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: J.T. Realmuto /
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MIAMI, FL – APRIL 10: Justin Bour /

Justin Bour +.078

Justin Bour didn’t start off the season very fast. Just like last season, his bat didn’t wake up until late April. Through game 10 of this season, Bour was slashing just .162/.225/.189, with no home runs and just two RBI. That all changed with the 11th game of the season, against the New York Mets on April 10th.

In that contest, Bour went deep twice, each time to the opposite field for two-run homers. He’s also homered twice since then, collecting nine RBI in total for a team-leading 11. Over the seven games since his poor start, he has slashed .364/.462/.909.

In the series opener on Monday, Bour opened the second inning with the Marlins down by two and drew a free pass (+.038). Trailing by five in the fourth, he flew out with a runner on second and one out (-.018).

In the seventh inning, with the Yankees clinging to a precarious 11-run lead, Bour hit a one-out single to left field (+.000) and took second on a wild pitch (+.000). He collected Miami’s only RBI of the night with one out and the bases loaded, grounding in to a 3-4 fielders choice to score Bryan Holaday (-.001).

In Tuesday’s game, Bour batted cleanup. In the first inning, already with a one-run lead and nobody out, he hit a single with two on base (+.061). With a four-run lead in the third, he grounded out for the second out of the inning (-.008).

In the fifth inning, with a man on first, a 4-0 lead, and two outs, Bour drew a walk (+.007). He then scored on J.T. Realmuto’s three-run home run. He ended the seventh on a double play ball (-.002) and struck out with nobody on base to end the Marlins’ ninth (-.000).