The Miami Marlins completed one of the more impressive comeback wins on Wednesday night so far this season.
The Miami Marlins beat the Phillies 4-2 after another solid pitching performance, and a much-needed 3 run eighth inning.
The game started with a twist for the Marlins. Garrett Cooper, who was supposed to be in the lineup at RF, was a late scratch due to oblique tightness, as if the Marlins didn’t already have enough injury problems. Miguel Rojas and Jazz Chisholm were also given the day off, with Jazz seeming to be because of him previously rolling his ankle in Tuesday’s game.
Nick Neidert started the game for the Marlins. He would walk in the first run of the game in the third after the bases were loaded, but managed to escape the inning with minimal damage, only allowing one run.
In the bottom of the third inning after a HBP and a walk, Jesus Aguilar nabbed his 36th RBI of the year with a single, tying the game at 1.
During the fifth inning, the Phillies grabbed the advantage again after a sacrifice fly, to make the game 2-1 for the Phillies. The fifth inning also showed the lack of depth the Marlins had for this game when they called Trevor Rogers to pinch hit for Anthony Bender who had come in for relief.
With the Marlins still trailing, Isan Diaz seemed to be the tying run as he hit a ball deep into center field, only for it to be robbed due to a tremendous leaping catch by Odubel Herrera. Diaz even tipped his helmet after witnessing the catch.
The Miami Marlins 8th inning was the difference.
The Marlins offense came up clutch during the bottom of the eighth. Jon Berti, who has had a hitting revival as of late, had a 2-run knock. Berti immediately proceeded to steal 2nd base to put himself in scoring position.
Jose Devers continued the offense success with a single to bring Berti home, making the game 4-2.
Yimi Garcia came in the ninth inning to close the game out. Yimi began the inning with a strikeout, then another, then had a ball hit right at him to throw the runner out at first. Garcia now has a 1.31 ERA with 9 saves for the year.
Miami was resilient, but their health is clearly an issue. Once they get healthy, this Marlins team could be a huge problem for the NL East.