Phillies 9, Marlins 8, 10 innings
Rafael Medina started for the Marlins and earned no decision with five runs given up in five innings. Florida torched opposing starter Garrett Stephenson for seven runs in 4 2/3 innings before getting stymied by Philadelphia’s relief corps. Jesus Sanchez (0-1, 6.75) took the loss by allowing two hits and two walks in the bottom of the 10th.
With 41,158 on hand at Veteran’s Stadium, Derrek Lee collected five RBI but still managed to be on the losing team. Lee hit a homer (1) and added an RBI-groundout. Charles Johnson (2) also went deep in a losing effort. Craig Counsell and Edgar Renteria both collected a pair of singles for the Marlins, who dropped to 1-7 for the season.
Mets 6, Marlins 0
The Marlins dropped to 1-2 with 13,845 in the house at Pro Player Stadium. Tim Hyers led the Marlins offense with a pair of singles, and Bruce Aven collected the only extra base hit with a double as Florida struggled to collect just six hits.
Marlins 4, Rockies 3
With 13,803 on hand at Pro Player Stadium, the Marlins pushed to 3-2 with a win against the Rockies. Preston Wilson got the Marlins on the board with a sixth-inning RBI-double, and Kevin Millar followed soon thereafter with a three-run homer.
Brad Penny (1-0, 1.29) earned the victory after giving up just one run in seven innings and striking out three batters versus only two walks and six hits. Antonio Alfonseca collected his second save of the season, striking out a batter in a perfect ninth to drop his seasonal ERA to 15.00. Yeah it was a rough first week for him.