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, FL – MARCH 31: Odrisamer Despaigne
MIAMI, FL – MARCH 31: Odrisamer Despaigne /

Sixth Inning


Hoby Milner pitched the top of the sixth for the Phillies, and sent in pitch one low to Justin Bour for ball one. Bour also took the next pitch, inside for ball two. Pitch three, outside for ball three, preceded one in the zone low and inside for strike one. Bour looked a strike two, low in the zone, and took a cut at a high and tight fastball, fouling it to left. Count still full, Bour took the seventh pitch of the at bat outside for ball four.

Edubray Ramos quickly relieved Milner, who wasn’t given even enough rope to hang himself with. Ramos bounced his first pitch in front of the plate for #5 hitter Brian Anderson. Ball two was outside, and the third pitch, low in the zone, was grounded by Anderson to short. Crawford-to-Hernandez-to-Santana went the twin killing, and there were two out and the bases empty for Lewis Brinson.

Brinson was quickly worked to an 0-2 count. After a pitch that bounced outside, Brinson took a hard cut at a ball low in the zone for strike three.


Odrisamer Despaigne relieved O’Grady for the sixth inning, and started Maikel Franco out with a trio of balls. He knocked the fourth pitch into shallow left center where Miguel Rojas corralled it for the first out of the inning.

Andrew Knapp took his first pitch on the upper half of the plate for strike one. He then fouled the next pitch, on the inside part of the zone, down the right side and out of play. Knapp sliced the next two pitches down the left side and into the seats for a few more strike twos. Knapp finally took a pitch for ball one well outside, then poked another one, slightly out of the zone. He hit it straight out to center for Lewis Brinson and the second out of the frame.

J.P. Crawford took a pitch for strike one, cut at one inside for strike two, and laid off an inside pitch for ball one. Despaigne then bounced one off the plate for ball two. Crawford held off on a low pitch for ball three, then struck out on a check swing for a perfect inning.