Grading the Miami Marlins: Swept in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 19: Lewis Brinson
MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 19: Lewis Brinson /
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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 17: J.T. Realmuto /

J.T. Realmuto +.091

J.T. Realmuto missed the first 16 games of the campaign with a bruised lower back. He made his return on April 17th against the New York Yankees. He hit a home run and a single, collecting four RBI and scoring twice in Miami’s 9-1 victory.

J.T. batted fifth on Thursday, and flew out to right with a man on first for the first out of the second (-.037). He struck out for the second out of the fourth (-.021) and lined out to short for the second out of the sixth with a man on first (-.041).

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In Friday’s game, again batting fifth, he struck out with two runners on to end the first (-.042). He singled with one out in the fourth (+.032). In the sixth, he flew out with one out and one on (-.009), then drew a leadoff walk in the ninth (+.001).

After getting Saturday off, Realmuto was placed second in the order and reached base on catchers interference with one out in the first (+.024). He scored on Bour’s double. He singled to lead off the third (+.034) and singled again to lead off the sixth (+.058). Later, he drew a walk in the eighth (+.067) and scored on the Bour single.

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