Phillies, poor on defense, lose to the Marlins 4-2 in Miami
The Philadelphia Phillies are the worst defensive team in Major League Baseball. Last night, the Phillies looked like they were going to win their second consecutive game in Miami. In the end, the Phillies blew a one-run lead in the bottom of the eighth inning and suffered a demoralizing 4-2 loss to the Marlins.
Aaron Nola pitched six innings of one-run baseball. He exited the game with a one-run lead after centerfielder Odubel Herrera robbed Isan Diaz of a home run to end the sixth inning.
Herrera’s catch was the defensive highlight of the season for the Phillies defense, a team that has been embarrassingly bad all season long. Two innings after Odubel’s robbery, the Phillies defense imploded. A double play went unturned. Knapp allowed a passed ball that put two runners in scoring position. Jon Berti gave the Marlins the lead with a two-run single, Jose Devers followed with an RBI single to increase the lead to two runs.
The Phillies offense remained quiet. They have scored just four runs the last two nights against Miami. Instead of going for what would have been a much needed series win this afternoon, they will now fight for a series split behind starting pitcher Spencer Howard.
The Phillies dropped back to 24-26 on the season and 3-7 against Miami over the last two seasons.
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