Phillies Bullpen Blows 9th Inning Lead, Squander Rhys Hoskins Career Night in 11-9 Loss to Marlins
The Marlins tagged Corey Knebel for three runs in the 9th inning as they came from behind to beat the Phillies 11-9 and ruin Rhys Hoskins career night at the plate.
Marlins (30-34) Beat Phillies (31-31)
- Winning Pitcher: Steven Okert (3-0, 2.75)
- Losing Pitcher: Corey Knebel (3-5, 3.24)
- Save: Tanner Scott (5, 4.07)
That’s a tough loss in a game that the Phillies had every opportunity to win. The bullpen really let this team down tonight, as the group allowed 7 runs in only 3 innings of work.
Corey Knebel avoided the IL over the weekend, but looked like he could use a few days off, as he allowed three unearned runs and failed to record an out in 16 pitches. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Phillies announced tomorrow morning they were shutting Knebel down for ten days with forearm stiffness. He was that bad.
As for the other notable offseason addition to the bullpen, Jeurys Familia was even worse, giving up two hits, walking one, and allowing three runs in the 7th inning.
Even Seranthony Dominguez, the Phils most consistent reliever, gave up his first home run of the season to Jazz Chisholm in the Marlins productive 7th inning.
Luckily, some help may be on the way for the bullpen as Jo Jo Romero recently began a rehab assignment and Ryan Sherriff was promoted to AA-Reading in his own attempt at returning from injury.
The defense tonight? Well, it was trash.
Alec Bohm committed a throwing error in the 9th inning attempting to throw out Miguel Rojas at first and allowing the tying run to reach base. Then with the bases loaded and one out, JT Realmuto dropped a catchable ball behind the plate in foul territory. Those two outs proved to be the difference as Jesus Aguilar put the Marlins ahead for good late in that same at-bat, with a 2 RBI single off Andrew Bellatti.
The rest of the team owes Rhys Hoskins an apology because he put the entire squad on this back tonight. Hoskins was 4-5, scored 2 runs and knocked in a career-high 6 RBI including the go ahead home run in the 8th inning after the Marlins had tied it up in the 7th.
Hoskins is officially on one of his hot streaks and is now slashing .249/.333/.476 after struggling to begin the season. Hoskins is hitting above .300 in June after struggling to find his groove early in the season.
The Phillies will look to to get the win in the series rubber match tomorrow afternoon in South Philadelphia. Kyle Gibson will take the mound with the first pitch scheduled for 1:05 pm.
Zach Eflin allows a two run shot to Jesus Aguilar putting Miami on the board.
Avisail Garcia with the second 2 run home run of the inning for the Marlins.
JT Realmuto puts the Phillies on the board in the 3rd inning.
Rhys Hoskins makes a tie game with a three run home run off Marlins starting pitcher Taylor Rogers.
Alec Bohm hits a 2 RBI double to put the Phillies ahead for the first time tonight.
Rhys Hoskins rips a 2 RBI double in a huge 5th inning for the Phils, who entered the frame down three runs and ended it up four.
Jacob Stallings crushes a huge three-run bomb off Jeurys Familia and suddenly it is only a one run game.
Seranthony Dominguez allows his first home run of the season against Jazz Chisholm, who proceeds to show off his impressive gold chains to the crowd.
Rhys Hoskins will not be stopped on this night! That’s Rhys’s 6th RBI of the game.
Cooper ties up the ballgame with an RBI single of Corey Knebel, who failed to record an out.
Jesus Aguilar swings at a pitch way outside the strike zone and puts the Marlins up by two.
DAY GAME ALERT!!!
The Phillies take on the Marlins, Wednesday afternoon at Citizen Bank Park in the final game of a three game set.
Kyle Gibson (4-2, 4.41) will toe the rubber facing off against TBD (0-0 0.00), with the first pitch scheduled for 1:05 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will have the broadcast of the game.
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