The Marlins lost again to the Phillies in a day game today. Cole Hamels only gave up one run on his way to the win, and Nathan Eovaldi’s rough first inning put up the runs the Marlins were unable to match.
Eovaldi gave up three earned runs in the first inning, but that was it. As he got deeper into his six-inning start, he struck out seven batters. It seemed like he was pitching better and better as his game progressed.
Unfortunately, the Marlins were unable to capitalize on several scoring opportunities today, going a dismal 1-9 RISP and stranding 6. Giancarlo Stanton was held to one hit, a single in the ninth inning. Jose Reyes swiped his 38th bag of the year, stealing third from Cole Hamels right after a pickoff attempt. Stanton almost scored on a close play at the plate, but was called out on a call that seemed a little iffy.
The bullpen yielded the fourth Philadelphia run, with Mike Dunn unable to avoid the bats. Before notching his first out, he gave up three hits and an earned run. Heath Bell made an appearance to finish the game, striking out one batter in the ninth.