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 – MARCH 30: Starlin Castro /

Starlin Castro +.042

15 games into the 2018 major league baseball season, Starlin Castro was holding on to a .295/.357/.328 slashline. It was this line that he had on the eve of a two-game series against his former team, the New York Yankees.

Castro batted third on Monday, and struck out for the final out of the first inning (-.011). By the time he got back to the plate, with nobody out in the fourth inning, the Marlins already trailed, 5-0. With Miguel Rojas on second base, he flew out to right (-.025).

Leading off the seventh, with the score 11-0, Yankees, Castro hit another easy fly to right field (-.001). He was replaced in the field and in the lineup after that with Yadiel Rivera.

Castro batted third once again in the series closer on Tuesday. With nobody out and a runner on first and second in the first inning, Castro knocked in Derek Dietrich with a single to left for the first run of the game (+.085). Castro later scored on a Didi Gregorius error.

Castro struck out swinging with a four-run lead to lead off the third inning. With two out and nobody on in the fifth, he hit an infield single to third base (+.005). He scored on the J.T. Realmuto home run a few hitters later.

With no outs and a man on first in the seventh, Castro hit into a fielders choice, erasing Miguel Rojas from the base paths (-.001). With a 9-0 lead, he struck out for the second out of the ninth (-.000).