Stat of the Day: May 9, 2021

May 9th, 2021

MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Marlins this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

May 9: Brewers 2, Marlins 1 -- Sandy Alcantara allows hard contact
Daniel Vogelbach's solo homer in the fourth against Alcantara was the hardest-hit ball (114.3 mph exit velocity) off him in his career. The long ball was the lone run tabbed against Alcantara in his seven innings of work on Sunday.

May 8: Brewers 6, Marlins 2 -- Castano's costly home run
Rookie left-hander Daniel Castano surrendered a solo homer to Adrian Houser in the fourth inning, making it two straight starts Houser has taken him deep. Houser became the first pitcher to hit a home run off of the same pitcher in two separate games within the same season since Bronson Arroyo off Glendon Rusch (2006).

May 7: Marlins 6, Brewers 1 -- Rogers reliant on 4-seam
Trevor Rogers has relived heavily on his 4-seam fastball in his first seven starts of the season, tossing it more than 60 percent of the time. When he uses the pitch, it is effective. He leads MLB in 4-seam fastball strikeouts with 35 on the season.

May 6: Marlins 3, D-backs 1 -- Miggy's leadoff HR prowess

Miguel Rojas recorded his fifth career leadoff homer -- first since Sept. 19, 2020. Madison Bumgarner proceeded to retire the next 17 batters in a row before Rojas snapped that stretch with a two-out single in the sixth. Miami has two leadoff homers this season, the other coming from Jazz Chisholm Jr. on April 23 in San Francisco.

May 5: Marlins 8, D-backs 0 -- Duvall returns to HR column

Adam Duvall's three-run homer in the second inning snapped an 18-game homerless drought. That dates back to his two-homer game against the Braves on April 13. During that span, he was 9-for-63 (.143) with two extra-base hits and five RBIs.

May 4: Marlins 9, D-backs 3 -- Brinson's laser nabs Cabrera
Center fielder Lewis Brinson threw out Asdrúbal Cabrera trying to stretch a single into a double in the fifth inning. That marked the Marlins' eighth outfield assist of the season -- tied with the Red Sox for the most in the Majors.

May 2: Nationals 3, Marlins 1 -- Devers joins elite company
At 21 years and 146 days old, José Devers became the sixth-youngest Marlins position player to collect a hit with his infield single against Nationals ace Max Scherzer. Ahead of him are Edgar Renteria, Miguel Cabrera, Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Castillo and Robert Andino.

May 1: Nationals 7, Marlins 2 -- Díaz's free passes
Isan Díaz became the fifth player in franchise history to be intentionally walked in three consecutive games, joining Carlos Delgado, Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Cabrera (three times) and Gary Sheffield. Díaz has been batting in the eighth spot of the order in front of the pitcher.