Phillies bats struggle, fall to Marlins in series finale 3-0
The Philadelphia Phillies dropped the series finale today to the Miami Marlins by a final score of 3-0.
- Winning Pitcher: Edward Cabrera
- Losing Pitcher: Kyle Gibson
The Phillies bats went flat today, snapping their 7-game win streak and pushing them to 62-49 on the season. The team recorded just three hits against Edward Cabrera and struck out six times.
Kyle Gibson threw six innings of 6-hit ball, allowing just two earned runs and two walks while striking out three. The Marlins got on the board first in the top of the 2nd with an RBI single from Joey Wendle.
Kyle Schwarber walked in the bottom of the 5th and would immediately exit the game, leaving the Phillies fans wondering for the rest of the game. Once the game was concluded, Rob Thomson would give us an update on Kyle Schwarber…Read more here.
There were no runs until the top of the 6th inning when the Marlins put up two thanks to a wild pitch by Kyle Gibson and an RBI double from Lewin Diaz.
The Phillies bullpen would enter the game in the top half of the seventh, as a combination of Nick Nelson, Corey Knebel, and Connor Brogdon would strike out five batters and allow just one hit over the next three innings.
The offense finally started to string together a few hits in the 8th, but they just couldn’t get any runs across the board, stranding Brandon Marsh and Rhys Hoskins on base.
The Phillies would head into the 9th down 3-0, and you could smell another rally potentially on the horizon. Nick Castellanos would single, followed by a Bryson Stott single to left, followed by a Jean Segura walk, and would all add up to bases loaded no outs.
Rob Thomson would make the decision to pinch hit Edmundo Sosa for Garrett Stubbs in the 9th inning. Sure, he wanted the L/R matchup, but Sosa is hitting .111 against lefties this year, and we all remember the last time Garrett Stubbs faced off against Tanner Scott.
Although Sosa would battle in a 9-pitch at-bat, Scott would get him to chase on an off-speed pitch in the dirt for the first out of the inning. Matt Vierling would strike out after Sosa, leaving it up to Brandon Marsh, who would ground out to first base to end the game.
3-0 Final. 7-game winning streak snapped.
Up Next for the Phillies
The team travels to New York this weekend to kick off a massive 3-game set against the Mets.
Weekend Pitching Matchups
- Friday: Ranger Suarez vs Max Scherzer
- Saturday: Aaron Nola vs Jacob deGrom
- Sunday: Zack Wheeler vs Chris Bassitt