So much for a winning streak. Phillies drop 9-6 decision to Marlins. The suddenly hot Miami Marlins found their offense and climbed to within a game of first place. Two teams going in opposite directions with the Marlins winning 5 of their last 6 with Philly also posting a 5 of 6… excerpt, for them, its losses.
Zach Eflin started and went 6 innings allowing 6 hits, 3 earned runs with two walks, and a half dozen strikeouts. Brandon Kintzer was not so good surrendering 4 hits, 4 runs, and a strikeout… um… Kintzler only went 1/3 of an inning. “The Ronald” Torreyes (2 for 4) started the Phils off to a good start with an RBI single.
That kick-started a back and forth event with Sandy Leon lofting a SAC fly to get it to a 1-1 game. The suddenly productive Rhys Hoskins (2 for 5) put Philly back in front with an RBI double but Jesus Aguilar answered with a run-scoring double of his own. Corey Dickerson broke the tie with a two-run triple and the Marlins put Philadelphia in their rearview mirror. Aguilar added a second RBI on a single getting it to 5-2.
Adam Duvall then broke the game open with a three-run shot. Garrett Cooper helped the Miami cause with a double that capped the Miami scoring. Brad Miller cut it to a six-run game with his 100th career homer, Nick Maton scored on a groundout with Jean Segura ending the 9-6 scoring with a double.
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Bryce Harper did not see action for the second consecutive night. Shawn Morinamdo saw action for the Marlins and it marked his first MLB appearance in four years. Moronando DI went 2./3 of an inning, allowing 4 hits, and 4 runs with one strikeout. So much for a winning streak.