Phillies fall to the Marlins 3-1 in Game 161 of the Regular Season
The Phillies dropped their second game of a three-game series to the Marlins last night by a final score of 3-1. The team went down early, and couldn’t string together a comeback. The Phillies are now 82-79 and have just one more game to go in the 2021 season.
Hans Crouse got the ball for the Phils on Saturday night, making his second start of the season. Crouse threw four innings, allowing two hits, three earned runs, three walks, and striking out just one batter. The three earned runs came in the bottom of the third inning, when Jazz Chisholm cracked a three-run home run to right field, giving the Marlins the early lead.
The Phillies would string a hit here and there together over the next few innings, but their only run would come in the top of the 5th. Matt Vierling would single to left-center, scoring Freddy Galvis. The score would now sit at 3-1, still in the Marlins’ favor.
The Vierling single would be the only run the Phils would put up last night, falling flat in big situations. That seems to be the story of this regular season, and it struck them again last night. Now that they are eliminated, the young guys are getting some time in the field, on the mound, and at the plate. Kyle Dohy would make his major league debut last night on the mound, throwing one inning of shutout ball.
Looking to the future is all you can really do once eliminated from the playoffs, and that’s what the Phillies are doing at this point. They fell to the Marlins last night in the second game of a three-game series, losing by a final score of 3-1.
Zack Wheeler was supposed to start the final game of the season, but that will no longer be the case. The team has not announced who will be getting the ball in the last regular-season game, which will take place today at 3:10 this afternoon.
(Non-Phillies, but MLB related). If you love good baseball, you’re in for a great day today. The AL Wild Card race is coming down to the final day, with a potential Game 163 on the horizon, and even maybe a Game 164. Check out this thread from Jeff Passan to keep up on all of the crazy situations and potential outcomes.
One more. Cherish it, because we won’t see the Phillies in action for another 5 months.
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