Phillies lose to Miami 10-3, continue to stink at Marlins in September
The Philadelphia Phillies got their wheels blown off last night in Miami. The Marlins beat the Phillies 10-3, highlighted by a miserable sixth inning in where they let up seven runs. The loss snapped the Phillies’ six game winning streak and seven game streak of scoring seven runs or more. With the loss, the Phillies are now 69-65 on the season, but remained two games back of the Atlanta Braves after they lost 4-3 in Colorado last night.
Regardless of who lost, the Phillies certainly need to win, especially when it’s against a team like the Miami Marlins. There are only 28 games to play. If the Phillies won last night, they would have pulled within one game of the National League East and one game within the NL Wild Card spot.
I hate the Miami Marlins and they always seem to screw things up for the Phillies in September. If you remember back to last year’s disaster COVID season, the Phillies literally played the Marlins seven times in September. They entered that series 1.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the NL East and ended up losing 5-of-7 games. Overall the Phillies just can’t win in Miami. They are 11-19 over the past three years down in Florida and haven’t been able to string consecutive wins together since 2017.
The game got off to a good start last night, with Freddy Galvis hitting a leadoff home run to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead early on. Jesus Sanchez hit a three run home run against Kyle Gibson who struggled, to give the Marlins a 3-1 lead in the bottom half of the inning.
Gibson got beat up pretty badly, throwing just 5.1 innings and allowing eight hits, eight earned runs, and two walks while striking out four. In relief JD Hammer didn’t pitch well either. In the sixth inning, the Marlins plated seven runs and sent 12 batters to the plate. There was sloppy defense, walked-in runs, and a wild pitch in the mix there too. None of it was great and the Phillies need to move past it as quickly as possible.
Shoutout to Matt Vierling who continues to play well since being recalled from Triple A Lehigh Valley. Vierling went 2-for-4 last night with a triple and two RBI for the Phillies, who only had six total hits on the night.
The Phillies will turn to my guy Ranger Suarez today, who has a beautiful 2.03 ERA in six starts this season. It’s time to restore order to the realm. Ring it.