Kyle Kendrick couldn’t get out of the fifth innings, surrendering seven runs on 10 hits and a walk in a 9-5 loss over the Marlins. When the fifth inning dust settled, the Phils were down 7-4. The Marlins bullpen staved off the Phils and took the second game of the series, keeping pace while the Phils remained in first place by a game.
The Phils had a 4-3 lead heading into the big Florida inning, thanks to some timely hitting. Pedro Feliz roped a triple with one out in the fourth, scoring on a double by Chris Coste. He came home off a Jimmy Rollins single. Pat Burrell added two home runs, his 24th and 25th of the season.
But Kendrick was hit, and hit hard. The Marlins were on top of him all game long, almost giving the Phils offense no chance to respond. This was his loss, and he’ll have to take it hard.
While it’s tough to lose the momentum after a nice win Friday, this is no big loss. Cole Hamels goes Sunday, and he should be on his game to close out the series and win it for the Phils.