Marlins pound Zach Eflin, Phillies lose 7-1 in Miami
The Phillies dropped their fourth consecutive game Friday night as the Marlins jumped on Zach Eflin early and cruised to a 7-1 win.
The Marlins had Zach Eflin figured out from the jump scoring two runs in the 1st inning and two runs in the 2nd, handing Eflin the loss following 81 subpar pitches over just four innings.
Nick Nelson entered the game in relief of Eflin and did not fare much better, allowing three runs and walking three batters in two innings.
Nick Castellanos provided the only highlight for the visiting Phillies, blasting a meaningless solo-shot off of Shawn Armstrong in the 8th inning.
Its a new season, but here we are again… facing the reality that the Marlins exist to kick the shit out of the Phillies.
It wouldn’t be so bad if the Marlins actually had fans, or a nice ballpark. Instead they woop the Phillies asses every single season in front of 11,990 fans who thought they were walking into an Armani Exchange inside the mall.
Want some salt thrown in your fresh wound? The Phillies are spending $155 million more than Miami to field a baseball team and have now gone 12-20 in the last 32 games against a collection of misfits.
I encourage everyone to keep a calm head. The Phanatic is using a flame thrower to clean up the wild streets of Philly and we will eventually win another game.
It’s only April and we need to stay focused on the current mission at hand..
Marlins (3-4) Beat Phillies (3-5)
- Winning Pitcher: Pablo Lopez (1-0)
- Losing Pitcher: Zach Eflin (0-1)
- Save: N/A
It didn’t take many pitches to recognize that Zach Eflin just didn’t have it tonight. Jesus Sanchez gave Miami an early 1-0 lead with this RBI double down the right field line.
It seemed every time I glanced at the television tonight, Jesus Aguilar was driving in another run for the Marlins. This RBI double put the Marlins up 2-0 and was a good predictor of more pain to come for the Phils.
The Marlins continued their destruction of Zach Eflin in the 2nd inning, adding two more runs to extend their lead to 4-0 on this Jazz Chisolm triple.
Eflin was knocked out of the game after 4 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
One of the few highlights of the night was watching Simon Muzziotti record his first major league hit. Muzziotti has been forced into action for the big club before he was probably ready due to the untimely injuries to Mickey Moniak and Odubel Herrera.
Muzziotti runs and defends well in centerfield. He made a nice throw in the first inning to gun down Jesus Aguilar who was trying to leg out a double. In the 3rd inning he made a beautiful catch, slamming into the centerfield wall, saving what would have certainly been an extra base hit.
Nick Nelson didn’t fare any better in the 5th inning, allowing two runs including this RBI triple to Jesus Sanchez.
Nelson finished the night with a terrible line of 2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
Jesus Aguilar accounts for his second RBI with a sac fly off Nick Nelson to put the Marlins up 6-0 in the 5th inning.
Another sac fly, another RBI for Jesus Aguilar putting the Marlins up 7-0 in the 6th inning.
Nick Castellanos went to the opposite field for this solo home run in front of his hometown fans.
Kudos to Tom McCarthy who is still able to get himself excited for a call in a game he understands is over. That’s what they call being a professional!
The Phillies will look to break their 4 game losing streak and avoid a series sweep Saturday night in Miami with the first pitch scheduled for 6:10 pm.
Ranger Suarez (0-0) will toe the rubber against Trevor Rogers (0-1)
NBC Sports Philadelphia WILL NOT carry the broadcast of the game with the Sixers and Flyers both playing around the same time. NBC10 would usually step in to carry the game, but they are locked into airing the debut of the USFL. Go Stars?
However, if you use the NBC Sports App on Apple TV, Google TV, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, and Samsung you will be able to access the normal stream.
For everyone else….go fuck yourself and good luck pirating the Marlins broadcast!