The Phillies rally late to beat the Marlins 8-3
The Philadelphia Phillies absolutely love to score runs after the seventh inning. Zach Wheeler was on the mound tonight against the Miami Marlins and pitched seven stellar innings, allowing five hits, one run (zero earned), and zero walks while striking out 10. The Phillies won game one of the series against the Marlins 8-3.
The Phillies were tied at one heading into the top of the eighth inning. Jose Alvarado let Chase Chisholm hit a two-run home run to give Miami a 3-1 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth inning. Everyone watching the game immediately got the feeling that the Phillies were yet again going to lose another game to the Miami Marlins. Simply not the case tonight. The Phillies busted the game wide open in the eighth inning with a little help from the fans.
The fan above was the first of two to make it onto the field in the inning. Following the incident and a bunch of grumpy people on Twitter screaming how “disgusting” it was that fans would get drunk and run onto the baseball field, the Phillies caught fire. They responded with five hits and a walk, and seven runs. Nick Maton tied the game with a bases loaded single. Ronald Torreyes, fresh off the injured list, hit a double to left field to score two more and give the Phillies the lead.
The rally would continue, as the Phillies scored a few more runs on a wild pitch. Bryce Harper hit a two-run single to give the Phillies an 8-3 lead and the game was over from there. The Phillies would bat-around in the seventh inning sending 12 hitters to the plate. They finished the night with 14 hits, half of which came in the eighth, where they scored seven runs.
Nick Maton: 1-4 | 2 R | 1 RBI
Rhys Hoskins: 2-5 | 1 R
Alec Bohm: 2-5 | 1 R | 2 RBI
Odubel Herrera: 2-5 | 1 R
The Phillies will play game two against the Marlins tomorrow night at 7:05pm. Zach Eflin is on the mound against Trevor Rodgers.
- Rogers: 1.84 ERA, 1.068 WHIP, 44.0 IP
- Eflin: 3.86 ERA, 1.169 WHIP, 51.1 IP
Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY