Grading the Miami Marlins: Swept in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 19: Lewis Brinson
MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 19: Lewis Brinson /
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MIAMI, FL – APRIL 10: Justin Bour /

Justin Bour +.100

Like most seasons, Justin Bour got off to this one slowly. He was hitting .162/.225/.189 after 10 games before hitting his first home run. He entered this series with a .233/.313/.450 slashline, having recovered with four home runs in a week.

Bour batted cleanup in the opener, and started his game with a leadoff single to center in the second inning (+.039) while trailing by a run. He grounded out down by a run to lead off the fourth (-.029). With a man on first and nobody out in the sixth, trailing by two runs, he flew out (-.049). His inning ending groundout in the eighth (-.000) was of no consequence, since Miami was trailing by nine runs at that point.

Batting cleanup in game two, Bour struck out with runners on first and second for the second out of the opening frame (-.044). He flew out down by a run to lead off the fourth (-.029). Trailing 6-0 in the sixth with one out, he drew a walk (+.008). He struck out to end the eighth (-.000).

Bour batted fifth in the third game of the series. He singled to lead off the second while up by a run (+.033), and scored on Brinson’s third homer of the series. He flew out with a man on second, up by three runs for the second out of the third (-.022). In the fifth, he grounded out to end the inning with a man on first and up by two runs (-.020). Bour flew out to left for the first out of the eighth, with two runners on and a one run lead (-.051).

In the finale, Bour batted fourth again, and started his day with a two-out RBI-double (+.104) to take a 1-0 first inning lead. He grounded into a double play to end the third (-.052). In the sixth, he drew a walk to load the bases (+.110), trailing by a run. In the eighth, he collected another RBI with a one-out single to right (+.101).