In the spirit of being an objective, professional journalist, I must report with due solemnity that the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies by an 11-1 margin Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park.
Hold up, just remembered it’s a fan website and that I never studied journalism. Let’s try that opening teaser again, shall we?
The Miami Marlins beat the Phillies senseless in their most lopsided victory of the season, piling on run after run. The Fish had sixteen hits today, as many runs as they’ve scored in the last 36 hours following two consecutive days of being shutout. If only I could make a meme celebrating this.
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This offensive surge was about more than taking a series from a division rival though, and to an extent, even about more than holding their ground in the NL Wild Card Race. Nine of the last ten starts from the Marlins rotation have been excellent, but the offense had been struggling mightily. The uptick in scoring, at the same time a couple key offensive pieces are due to return, has to help increase the likelihood some deals get made. It’s a theme we’ve harped on, but until a trade happens, I have to believe there’s some degree of waiting and seeing on the part of the Marlins camp as well.
And now we Stat Wrap:
- Ichiro Watch: Day off for the legend. Nothing to report.
- Adam Conley‘s line: 6.2 IP, 0 ER, 6 Ks.
- Seven of nine Marlins starters had at least one hit.
- And two Marlins had as many RBIs as….Adam Conley.
- Four Fish had three hit games.
- Giancarlo Stanton went yard for his 22nd HR of the season.
- That 11-1 win was the most lopsided Marlins win since July 11, 2015.
- That one Phillies run? Came with two outs in the bottom of the 9th.
- Don Kelly went 3 for 5 with 2 RBI…in what could be his last game of the season. Dee Gordon will be reinstated tomorrow afternoon, and Kelly seems more likely than Cole Gillespie to be sent down, unless Mattingly wants to go ahead with just four outfielders.