Miami Marlins 6, Philadelphia Phillies 3: A Small Revenge in the City of Brotherly Love

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 25: Starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 25: Starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne /
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Miami Marlins
MIAMI, FL – MARCH 31: Brad Ziegler /

Ninth Inning


Victor Arano relieved Adam Morgan for the ninth frame down by three. Yadiel Rivera, part of an earlier triple-switch, remained in the game and started by looking at a slider outside. He fouled a fastball into the seats on the first base side, then swung and missed at a slider low and outside. He took a slider low for ball two, then got called out on a 95MPH fastball on the outside corner.

Derek Dietrich swung and missed at a fastball then watched a slider outside for ball one. He then swung through both strike two and strike three for the second out of the inning.

Miguel Rojas swung and missed at a pair of sliders well outside of the zone for a quick 0-2 count, then poked one out to Odubel Herrera for out number three.


Brad Ziegler came in to try and nail down a save, his first of the season and 96th of his career. Maikel Franco led off with a called strike on a sinker and a foul on another. After watching ball one, he grounded out to Yadiel Rivera for a 6-3 putout.

Andrew Knapp fouled off a Ziegler sinker and laid off a changeup before singling out to right field.

J.P. Crawford struck out without getting the bat off his shoulder, on a 2-2 sinker, then Aaron Altherr grounded out to Starlin Castro, who stepped on second base to force Knapp and end the ballgame.