Miami Marlins: Winners and Losers vs Phillies
Yadiel Rivera +.124
Yadiel Rivera came into Friday’s game as a pinch-hitter for Merandy Gonzales in the sixth inning. Rivera struck out for the second out of the inning (-.009).
Rivera sat on the bench for nine and a half innings on Tuesday before joining the game in the bottom of the 10th as a pinch hitter. With runners on the corners and the scored tied at one he smacked a walkoff single to score Cameron Maybin (+.177).
Maybe as a reward for his walkoff on Tuesday, Rivera started at shortstop for the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. Batting seventh, he struck out with a man on first for the second out of the second inning (-.031). He struck out again to end the fifth (-.013).
Drew Steckenrider +.105
Drew Steckenrider entered Tuesday’s game with the score tied at one to pitch the eighth inning. No drama at all – as Steckenrider struck out the side. Rhys Hoskins (+.046) went down looking, then Odubel Herrera (+.034) and Aaron Altherr (+.025) went down swinging.
Cameron Maybin +.088
Cameron Maybin was slotted in the six spot to begin the week for Miami. In the opener, he hit a one out single to left in the second inning (+.028), then later scored. Maybin grounded out to move Brian Anderson to third with nobody out in the third inning (-.007). He flew out to center for the second out of the fifth (-.020) and grounded out to end the seventh (-.001).
The Marlins left Maybin at sixth in the order on Tuesday. He flew out to end the second (-.011) and the fifth (-.016). With runners on first and second, he struck out for the second out of the seventh (-.070). In the 10th inning, he hit a one-out triple to center field (+.248), and scored on Rivera’s walkoff.
On Wednesday, Maybin led off. He grounded out to lead off the first (-.023) and flew out for the second out of the third (-.018). He flew out to center for the second out of the sixth (-.023). In the ninth inning, Maybin hit a leadoff single (+.004) but was part of the game ending double-play.
Nick Wittgren +.087
Nick Wittgren pitched Miami’s seventh inning on Monday. With the score tied at one, he got Scott Kingery to fly out (+.039) and Jorge Alfaro (+.028) to strike out. Nick Williams (-.021) touched Wittgren for a single), but Wittgren induced Cesar Hernandez to ground out to end the inning (-.041).