Miami Marlins: Winners and Losers vs Phillies
Tayron Guerrero +.157
Tayron Guerrero has struck out 29 players in 15 1/3 innings of relief for the Miami Marlins. He’s averaging 17.0 strikeouts per nine innings, and has a 1.435 WHIP. He’s surrendered 13 hits this season, but has finished with hitless appearances nine times. If his 4.11 ERA seems a little high, you’ll be happy to see he’s racking up a 2.57 FIP. That indicates he’s pitching better than his ERA would indicate. Guerrero also has Major League Baseball’s fastest pitch this season, with a 101.8 MPH fastball on Tuesday.
Guerrero came into Monday’s game to protect an 8-4 eighth-inning lead. He then got Maikel Franco to flyout to center (-.012). He followed that by getting Jorge Alfaro (-.007) and Pedro Florimon (-.003) to strike out swinging.
On Tuesday, Guerrero entered a 1-1 tie to pitch the ninth inning. It was hardly perfect this time, but Guerrero still had a large-net-positive impact by keeping the Phillies off the board. He allowed a Carlos Santana double to left to open the inning (-.172), then Franco flew out to center (+.113). After Scott Kingery took first on an HBP (-.022), Guerrero again struck out Alfaro (+.103) and Florimon (+.113).