Miami Marlins Offensive Surge Too Much For Philadelphia Phillies, Fish Win 5-1

May 20, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Marcell Ozuna (right) greets teammate center fielder Justin Ruggiano (left) during the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

After dropping his last five decisions, right hander Alex Sanabia tossed 6.1 strong innings, allowing only one run off seven hits, picking up the win. The Marlins scored five runs on eleven hits, led by Justin Ruggiano’s 2 RBI night. Miami did not draw a walk all night against Philadelphia, including the starter Cole Hamels who apparently stormed out of the clubhouse after the game.

Cole Hamels stormed out of the clubhouse and declined to speak to reporters.

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Marcell Ozuna opened Miami’s five-run onslaught in the first inning, scoring Adeiny Hechavarria on a single to center. The onslaught was put on hold for five innings, during which Sanabia surrendered a solo home run to Dom Brown.

Perhaps out of guilt for snuffing out the rally with his first inning double play, Justin Ruggiano scored Placido Polanco on a double to centerfield. The score was 2-1 going into the seventh, where Sanabia was pulled with runners on the corners and one out in favor of Ryan Webb. Webb stamped out the Philadelphia scare with a flyout and groundout.

Miami piled out three more runs on the righty Justin De Fratus in the eighth inning. A Ruggiano single scored Polanco once again. Nick Green scored Marcell Ozuna and Ruggiano on a single of his own.

A.J. Ramos and Chad Qualls finished the game for Miami, working two scoreless and hitless innings, solidifying the win for the Fish.

With the win, Miami moves to 13-32, a cool 13.5 games behind the NL East leaders, the Atlanta Braves. Game two of this series features Jose Fernandez hosting recently recalled Tyler Cloyd. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 ET.

EDIT:

Hey, cool. Alex Sanabia was spitballin’.

(from CrashburnAlley)

 

Topics: Justin Ruggiano, Marcell Ozuna, Miami Marlins

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  • Placidin

    Sanabia was obviously doing something funky to toss 6.1 strong innings. If a spitter is what it takes, then go for it. Now we need Daniel Z. to do a Pitch f/x analysis on Sanabia’s start to see how often he used the spitter and what kind of movement he was getting.