Hopes of any sort of summer surge for our Philadelphia Phillies (46-57) are fading fast as they were dominated by the Miami Marlins (55-46) in an ugly 11-1 game.
The Marlins scored three in the 1st off Zach Eflin, and it was all downhill from there as he suffered his worst start since his MLB debut. His final line– 5 IP, 7 ER, 4 BB and 1 K.
The Phillies went 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 on base, most notably loading up the bases with one out in both the 3rd and 6th innings and failing to score each time.
The game was still in reach at 4-0 in the bottom 6th before Eflin was chased from the game on a two-run triple from Don Kelly. Andrew Bailey and Brett Oberholtzer were each ineffective in relief, combining to give up five more runs while recording the final seven outs of the game.
They were at least able to avoid the shutout thanks to an RBI double from Cesar Hernandez with two outs in the 9th, giving us our final score of 11-1.
- Larry Bowa was ejected early in the game for arguing balls and strikes
- The Phillies have lost all four of their post All-Star break series while posting a 4-9 record.
- Hernandez’ double was the only extra base hit of the game for Philadelphia. He finished with three hits on the day to lead the team.
The Phillies kick off a four game series in Atlanta on Thursday night. Aaron Nola (5-9, 4.75 ERA) takes the hill for good guys. He’ll be opposed by Matt Wisler (4-10, 4.92 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:10 EDT.