Phillies return the favor, crush Marlins 10-3
After losing the first two games, the Phillies scored eight runs in the first two innings and never looked back, defeating the Marlins in the third game of the four game series in Miami 10-3.
It was a thinner that normal passover crowd at Loan Depot Park as the die hard Fish fans skipped the game in favor of seder dinner. NBC Sports wasn’t broadcasting the game with the Sixers playing concurrently and absolutely dominating the Raptors 131-111.
Ranger Suarez didn’t seem to mind as he cruised to the win throwing five solid innings. Four Phillies hitters had multi-hits nights and the team was 7-12 with RISP.
Phillies (4-5) Beat Marlins (3-5)
- Winning Pitcher: Ranger Suarez (1-0)
- Losing Pitcher: Trevor Rogers (0-2)
- Save: NA
Alec Bohm got the scoring started with a bases loaded sac fly to put the Phillies up 1-0 in the 1st inning.
Bohm finished the day 2-3, R, 3 RBI and is quietly slashing .700/.625/.900, despite the national media’s insistence that Bohm cry after being boo’d by Philadelphia fans. Instead, it appears Bohm has put the whole episode behind him and has been channeling that negativity toward the batters box.
Im not sure what exactly the Marlins were thinking here. It’s pretty rare to throw down to second with a guy on third base. I guess Miami doesn’t have much respect for the speed of Nick Castellanos ?
You can see the moment Marlins second basemen Jon Berti realized he fucked up as Bryce Harper scampered home on what was ruled a stolen base.
That’s the first career steal of home for Bryce Harper.
After a Didi Gregorius error to put a man on base, Ranger Suarez got Avisail Garcia looking to end the 1st inning unharmed.
It’s good to see another guy who has been struggling not only get a hit, but drive in a run. Matt Vierling put the Phillies up 3-0 with this RBI double into the left center gap.
Bryce Harper doubled down the right field line, driving in Vierling and Hoskins and increasing the Phillies lead to 5-0.
After giving up another hit, that would be the end of the day for Marlins starting pitcher Trevor Rogers who took the loss on a truly terrible line of 1.2 IP, 4 H, 7 ER, 4 BB, 3 K.
Alec Bohm with his second RBI on the day driving in Bryce Harper to put the Phillies up 7-0.
This double from Johan Camargo brought home two more runs putting the Phillies up 8-0 in only the second inning.
Ranger Suarez struck out Jon Berti and Jacob Stallings stranding two runners on base. Suarez allowed multiple runners into scoring position but use strikeouts and a double play in the 4th to avoid any damage.
Jorge Soler absolutely crushed this changeup left out over the plate from Ranger Suarez. He allowed more than a hit an inning but managed to wiggle out of the only other trouble he found himself in during the 4th inning.
Ranger finished the day 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Nick Castellanos drove in one run with an RBI single down the right field line and Alec Bohm drove in Harper with his second sac fly of the evening to put the Phillies up 10-2.
Avisail Garcia took Bailey Falter deep in the 8th inning to cut the Phillies lead to 10-3.
It was another strong day for the Phillies bullpen as Seranthony Dominguez, James Norwood, and Bailey Falter combined to toss 4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB.
The Phillies will look to split the four game series Sunday night in Miami with the first pitch scheduled for 1:40 pm.
Zack Wheeler (0-1) will toe the rubber against Elieser Hernandez (0-1)
NBC Sports Philadelphia WILL carry the broadcast of the game.