No magic on this night as Philadelphia Phillies falls, 3-1. A second consecutive comeback k from a 3-1 deficit seemed to unfold. In the final inning, Andrew Knapp hit a ball to right-center field that all the appearances of a game-winning three-run homer.
Sadly for Phillies fans, it was snagged at the wall to thwart a second comeback. Another well-pitched game, by both squads, was the highlight in this one. Zach Eflin continued the impressing string from Phillie starters. He went 6 innings surrendering 8 hits with 2 earned and zero walks with 8 strikeouts.
Eflin was good but Marlins starter, Trevor Rogers was just a bit better with his 7 2/3 innings of work in which he gave up 5 hits the one run, and striking out 8. Yimu Garcia finished up giving up 2 hits and whiffing 2.
The game was not without drama when a “did he or didn’t he” play occurred at the plate when the Marlins Garrett Cooper tried to score from third on a ball that traveled about two feet. Phils catcher, Andrew Knapp scooped the ball and attempted to tag Cooper who was having none of that swerving to avoid the tag. Cooper was ruled safe on the play much to the chagrin of Manger, Joe Girardi. No magic on this night, unfortunately.
Starting with the Yankees series on June 12, Citizens Bank Park will allow 16,000 fans with no masks required. The non-vaccinated will not be forced to wear masks but are “requested” to do so.