Phillies blown out in Miami, lose 11-3
The Marlins continued their dominance over the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday afternoon, blowing out the Philadelphia 11-3 and taking three out four games in the series.
My day started on a high note. Someone informed that the 2008 Phillies started the season 3-5 and then went on to win the chip. Ok, so no reason to panic…we’re definitely winning the World Series. It’s Easter Sunday, the Sixers dominated the Raptors in Game 1, and the sun is shining in Boulder, CO. Today is going to be a good day!
NL Cy Young Award Finalist Zack Wheeler was on the mound and despite allowing the lead off batter to reach base cruised through the 1st inning. But then the wheels absolutely fell off for Wheeler. He allowed four hits and walked a batter in the bottom of the 2nd inning allowing 4 ER. He came out for the next inning but wouldn’t make it through the 3rd surrendering 3 more runs.
The Phillies allowed 31 runs in the series.
I could list a handful of reasons why the Phillies are struggling to open up the season, but why bother when your pitching is allowing 7-8 runs per game?
Marlins (4-5) Beat Phillies (4-6)
- Winning Pitcher: Elieser Hernandez (1-1)
- Losing Pitcher: Zack Wheeler (0-2)
- Save: N/A
Jazz Chisholm drove this hanging curveball down the right field line for another triple to make it 1-0 Marlins. Despite playing for the other team, Chisholm is one of the more exciting players in the NL and I have to admit I enjoy watching the energy he brings to the game.
The next batter Bryan De La Cruz singled to bring home Jazz putting the Marlins up 2-0.
Zack Wheeler allows the second triple of the inning courtesy of ‘Certified Philly Killer’ Miguel Rojas extending the Marlins lead to 3-0.
Jesus Sanchez drives home the fourth run of the inning and putting Zack Wheeler on the ropes..
Miguel Rojas, a career .264 hitter, steps up his game when facing the Phillies, slashing .307/.358/.436. At least once every series against the Phils it seems like Rojas single handedly wins the game. It certainly wasn’t all Rojas this afternoon, but he finished 2-3, 1 R, 2 RBI.
Local product Joey Wendle, who wears no batting gloves, had a productive series including this 2 RBI single off Christopher Sanchez to put the Marlins up 7-0.
Also, note the horrendous throw by Simon Muzziotti who also committed and error in the game.
The 4th inning was just as much a disaster for Zack Wheeler as the 3rd…
- Soler hit by pitch
- Sanchez singled to right, Soler to third
- Aguilar walked, Sanchez to second
Wheeler finished the day with a line of 3 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 K….which became pretty awkward later in the broadcast when Tom McCarthy has to espouse Wheeler for winning ‘Phillies Player of the Week’.
Bryce Harper drove home his 6th RBI of the series with this solo home run off Cole Suser to put the Phillies on the board.
Marlins 7 – Phillies 1
Jazz Chisholm with another extra base hit to put the Marlins up 8-1. Chisholm finished the day 2-4, 1 R, 3 RBI including 3 triples.
That’s another RBI for Bryce Harper who finished the day 3-5, 1 R, 2 RBI
Kyle Schwarber padding his stats with his 2nd home run of the season in a meaningless situation.
Marlins 10 – Phillies 3
The Phillies will look to bounce back in Denver as they visit the Rockies for a 3 game set beginning Monday with the first pitch scheduled for 6:40 pm.
Aaron Nola (1-1) will toe the rubber looking to bounce back after getting roughed up by the Mets against Newark, DE native and UD alum Chad Kuhl (0-0).
NBC Sports Philadelphia WILL carry the broadcast of the game.