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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Wei-Yin Chen
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 07: Wei-Yin Chen #54 of the Miami Marlins pitches in the second inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 7, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Wei-Yin Chen +.059

Wei-Yin Chen started the series finale, and looked a lot better than he had in his previous four starts. It’s hard to fathom, but Chen has only won eight games for the Miami Marlins, three seasons into his six-year, $96MM contract. He’s earned approximately $31MM of it, or a yield of $3,875,000 per win. But I digress.

Chen worked a 1-2-3 first inning, striking out Ozzie Albies (+.022) and Freddie Freeman (+.011). He allowed a walk in the second, to Tyler Flowers (-.026), but that was sandwiched between a groundout, a flyout, and a fielders’ choice. He struck out Dansby Swanson (+.025) in a 1-2-3 third inning.

With a 6-0 lead, Chen struck out Ronald Acuna (+.010) to open the fourth. After a Freeman single (-.011), he got Nick Markakis and Flowers to flyout. He opened the fifth with a K as well, to Ender Inciarte (+.009) as part of another 1-2-3 frame.

Chen ran into a spot of trouble in the sixth. He got Charlie Culberson to fly out (+.008), then allowed four straight singles to Albies (-.009), Acuna (-.015), Freeman (-.034), and Markakis (-.054). Nick Wittgren was then called to bail him out.

Chen also grounded out to open the third (-.025), struck out in the fourth (-.004), and struck out again to lead off the sixth (-.002).

Grade: B+

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