The Phillies followed up their poor performance last night with an even poorer performance this afternoon, dropping the series finale to the Marlins 9-1.
It was ugly game all around for the Phillies, as the offense scored only one run on eight hits while the pitching gave up eight runs on 12 hits.
Dustin McGowan, who got the start for the injured Sean O’Sullivan, managed to only go 3.1 innings with four strikeouts, four walks, and four earned runs on three hits. Hector Neris, Justin De Fratus, Jake Diekman, and Jeanmar Gomez combined to pitch the remaining innings, striking out six while giving up five runs (four earned) on nine hits.
Defensively, the Phillies made two more errors to add to their league-leading total of 17.
For the Marlins, starter David Phelps was able to shut down the Phillies’ offense, allowing no runs on three hits and two walks while striking out five over seven solid innings of work.
The Marlins’ offense was led by Martin Prado, Giancarlo Stanton, and Adeiny Hechavarria, who combined for all nine RBIs on eight hits. Two of those runs came off the bat of Stanton, who hit an absolute bullet into the left-field seats for his third home run of the season.
The Phillies get set to begin another inter-divisional series, as they welcome in the Braves tomorrow night at 7:05. The Phillies are 4-9 against the NL East so far this season.