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 – APRIL 03: Odrisamer Despaigne /

Seventh Inning


Edubray Ramos stayed in the game to pitch the seventh for Philly, and started out with a pair of balls off the plate. Lee fouled one into the seats down the left field side for strike one. He then looked at strike two, which was really out of the zone. Ball three was outside, then Lee struck out swinging at a hard slider inside.

Bryan Holaday, hitting .083 for the season, took a slider inside for strike one then took a fastball high for ball one. He fouled off a hard slider just inside the third base bag, then flew out to right fielder Aaron Altherr.

Odrisamer Despaigne took a ball inside to start his at bat with a strike, then singled to right field to put a man on with two outs.

After giving up a hit to the pitcher, Ramos was replaced by right-hander Luis Garcia. Derek Dietrich watched the first pitch go well outside for ball one. He then was called swinging on a ball for strike one. Dietrich dinked the ball to second base on three hops for an easy 4-3 putout to send the game to the stretch.


Despaigne, fresh off raking his single in the top of the inning, was of course retained to pitch the bottom of it. He quickly worked the count to 1-2, with a fastball, a sinker, and a cutter, then got Altherr to hit three foul balls, again on a fastball, a sinker, and a cutter. Altherr then worked two balls for a full count, then slapped the ninth pitch of the at bat into center field for Lewis Brinson.

Cesar Hernandez was next, and looked at a curveball out of the zone for ball one. He smacked a cutter into the right field seats for strike one, then put one in the left field seats for strike two. Despaigne struck Hernandez out on a tricky changeup in the middle of the zone for the second out of the inning.

Carlos Santana took the first pitch low for a strike, then lined a pitch against the shift, but still to Miguel Rojas for the third out of the inning.