Our Philadelphia Phillies (61-76) got a strong outing from starter Jerad Eickhoff and scored six unanswered runs to end the game en route to their first win in their last seven tries with a 6-2 victory at Marlins Park on Labor Day.
For the fist time in a while the little things mostly went right for the Phillies, taking advantage of three Miami errors while limiting their own mistakes to lead to a relatively stress-free victory.
Eickhoff picked up his 10th win of the season and recovered nicely for six quality innings after giving up a pair of runs in the first. He gave up six hits, struck out four, and didn’t walk anybody.
On the offensive side, it was a two-run shot from Freddy Galvis that tied the game in the 5th, then Peter Bourjos scoring the go ahead run later in the inning off an error by Miami SS Miguel Rojas.
Bourjos gave them some insurance with one of his three hits on the game–an RBI single in the 7th which was the first run the Phillies scored off a bullpen arm since August 28 against the Mets. Jimmy Parades picked up the last two RBI with a pinch-hit single and 6-2 would be your final as Edubray Ramos, Hector Neris, and Jeanmar Gomez each threw 1-2-3 innings of relief to emphatically shut the door on this one.
The Phillies will look to clinch a series win in Miami on Tuesday night. Adam Morgan (1-9, 6.21 ERA) will take the hill for the good guys. He’ll be opposed by Jose Urena (3-5, 5.40 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.