Miami Marlins: Grading the Fish vs Colorado Rockies

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 31: Brian Anderson
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 31: Brian Anderson /
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MIAMI, FL – MARCH 29: Tayron Guerrero /

Tayron Guerrero +.069

Tayron Guerrero pitched the seventh inning of Miami’s 4-1 victory on Saturday. He got Noel Cuevas (+.034) and Pat Valaika (+.022) to ground out. He then struck out Ryan McMahon (+.013).

Kyle Barraclough +.069

Kyle Barraclough came into Friday’s game to pitch the ninth inning. Handed a 1-0 deficit, he just had to keep Colorado scoreless in the frame. He started by walking Gerardo Parra (-.024) and Noel Cuevas (-.034). After Chris Iannetta successfully sacrificed the runners to second and third respectively (-.004), he intentionally walked Ryan McMahon (-.001). He then struck out Pat Valaika (+.050) and Charlie Blackmon (+.048) to end the threat.

On Saturday, Barraclough was called on to preserve Miami’s 4-1 lead in the ninth. In the save situation, he whiffed Iannetta (+.019) and Parra (+.010) before hitting David Dahl (-.008). He struck out Valaika (+.011) to nail it down.

Brad Ziegler +.032

Brad Ziegler entered Sunday’s game with a 3-0 lead in the ninth inning. He got Charlie Blackmon to ground out (+.019) and struck out Ian Desmond (+.010). Nolan Arenado got a single (-.008), but Ziegler struck out Trevor Story (+.011) to end the game.

Wei-Yin Chen +.023

Wei-Yin Chen made his first start in nearly a calendar year on Saturday. He struck out three and allowed four hits and two walks for one run in 5 1/3 innings. He got 43-of-68 pitches over the plate, and finished with a 57 GameScore.

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MIAMI, FL – APRIL 10: Justin Bour /

Justin Bour -.003

Justin Bour batted fifth for the Marlins on Friday, and singled to center field with one out in the second inning for Miami’s first hit of the night (+.026). He drew a two-out walk in the fourth (+.015). In the seventh, he led off the inning with another walk (+.077). He matched his positive impact on the negative side in the eighth, striking out with two runners on base to end the inning (-.121). Bour did not play in Saturday or Sunday’s game.

Yadiel Rivera -.007

Yadiel Rivera pinch-hit for Nick Wittgren in the sixth inning on Saturday. Leading 3-1 and with the bases empty, he struck out looking (-.007) to end the inning.

Lewis Brinson -.008

Lewis Brinson batted eighth on Friday, and flew out to right, stranding two runners to close the second inning (-.044). He flew out to right for the second out of the fifth (-.024). With two outs and a runner on first in the seventh, he hit a single to center (+.042). He then struck out with a runner on second for the second out of the ninth (-.137).

Brinson again batted eighth on Saturday, and hit a double with one out in the second (+.037). In the fourth, with a runner on first and nobody out, he drew a walk (+.034) and scored. He struck out for the second out of the sixth (-.009) and grounded out with a runner on second to close the eighth (-.005).

Moved up to seventh in the order on Sunday, Brinson singled with a runner on second and two outs in the second inning, scoring Brian Anderson for the first run of the night (+.111). He flew out to center to end the fourth (-.008) and the seventh (-.005).

Starlin Castro -.012

Starlin Castro batted third in the series opener on Friday, and grounded out to end the first inning (-.010). He struck out to open the fourth (-.027) and grounded out for the second out of the sixth (-.028). He hit a one-out single with a runner on first in the eighth (+.094).

Castro batted third again on Saturday, and drew a one out walk with a runner on second in the first inning (+.019). He hit a one-out single to left in the third (+.038) and scored. With the bases loaded and one out in the fourth, he grounded into a 6-4-3 double play (-.064). He closed his night with one out groundout to short for the second out of the seventh (-.004).

Don Mattingly kept Castro in the three spot on Sunday. Castro grounded out to close the first (-.010) and the third (-.021). He grounded out again for the second out of the sixth (-.009). With the bases loaded and one out in the eighth, he hit an RBI sacrifice fly (+.010), scoring Bryan Holaday.

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