Miami Marlins 6, Philadelphia Phillies 3: A Small Revenge in the City of Brotherly Love
Braxton Lee took strike one low to open things, then bunted the next pitch off the plate and foul two inches away for a quick 0-2 Arrieta count. Lee sliced the next pitch foul at Holaday, standing on the on-deck circle, then got caught looking at a nasty slider low in the zone for strike three.
Holaday, fresh off his close call, grounded a ball down the third base line on the first pitch but just foul. The next pitch was popped into center field where Herrera fought the sun to make the play.
Richards, getting his second at bat of the afternoon, took strike one low and fouled off strike two. In a small victory, he was able to lay off a curve ball low and outside, but got caught looking at a fierce slider for strike three.
Crawford looked at a changeup in the center of the zone for strike one. Rojas on the shift collected the next ball, grounded to the first base side of second and fired easily to Bour for out number one.
Richards placed the next pitch on the outer corner of the zone for pinch hitter Pedro Florimon, then threw two balls outside. The fourth pitch of the at bat caused Florimon to miss badly. Richards put the next pitch inside for a full count, then bounced one off the plate for the third Phillies walk of the game.
Hernandez took ball one low for a ball, then one outside for ball two. Strike one and two were next, both straight down the middle. The next pitch, fouled behind the plate and out of play, was the 79th of Richards’ start. Florimon was off on the next pitch, ball three, very high in the zone. Holaday nailed him with a perfect throw for the second out of the inning. Hernandez fouled off another pitch as Odrisamer Despaigne warmed in the pen, and Hernandez took a cut at a pitch low and out of the zone for strike three.