Stat Wrap 5/16: Miami Marlins Top Phillies 5-3

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May 15, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher A.J. Ramos (44) throws the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
May 15, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher A.J. Ramos (44) throws the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /
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Whew.  That was close.

Following what I think we can all agree was an “Antonio Alfonseca style” save effort, AJ Ramos managed to hold down a 5-3 victory for the Miami Marlins last night against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizins Bank Park.

Citizins? Really seems like that’s wrong.

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Okay, that’s better.  In any event, the Phillies lost: believe an angel just got its wings somewhere.

Adam Conley rebounded nicely from that revenge-fueled drumming he took from the Brewers his last time out, holding the opposition to one run or less for the third time in his last four tries, and Marcell Ozuna and Justin Bour continued pounding baseballs into submission in the victory.  The Marlins improve to 21-17 on the season, and sit just two games out of first place in the NL East.

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But now, now we Stat Wrap.

  • Ozuna Watch: 16-game hitting streak, secured by a homer.
  • Adam Conley picked up his third win of the year.
  • Ramos’ save was his 12th, third best in the majors.
  • The Marlins have homered in four straight games.
  • Bour and Ozuna are both tied for second on the team with 7.
  • The leader, Giancarlo Stanton, went 0 for 3 yesterday.
  • David Phelps notched his 9th hold with a perfect 8th inning.
  • Martin Prado remains at .381, still second best in baseball.
  • Adeiny Hechavarria went 3 for 5, and is heating up at the plate with consecutive multi-hit games.
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