Miami Marlins: Grading the Fish in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 20: Miguel Rojas #19 of the Miami Marlins hits a two-run home run in the seventh inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on May 20, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 20: Miguel Rojas #19 of the Miami Marlins hits a two-run home run in the seventh inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on May 20, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images) /
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CINCINNATI, OH – MAY 06: Dan Straily #58 of the Miami Marlins pitches in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 6, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Dan Straily +.389

Dan Straily probably didn’t know that he would have the best game of his Miami Marlins career on Friday. His 76 GameScore was the best he’s put up since joining the team. He did have higher GameScores in his career on three occasions, all in 2013.

For the series opener on Friday night, Straily’s fourth start of the season, he put 61-of-98 pitches into the strike zone. He racked up six strikeouts and allowed three hits and three walks, getting through seven innings in total. This includes 1-2-3 innings in the third, the fifth, the sixth, and the seventh.

To be fair, it wasn’t all puppies and rainbows for Straily. The fourth inning was particularly dicey. He allowed a leadoff walk to Freddie Freeman and a double to Nick Markakis to open things up. He then got Tyler Flowers out on a pop fly and intentionally walked Ender Inciarte.

Straily got out of the jam by striking out Jose Bautista and getting Johan Camargo to fly out to deep center field. The outing lowered Straily’s ERA from 5.54 to 3.60 for this season, and his WHIP from 1.769 to 1.450. We will see him next on Wednesday night at Citi Field as he takes on the New York Mets.

Grade: A+

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