Fish Wrap - Marlins 1, Phillies 2

Game two of the Marlins-Phillies series was a little less horrifying to watch than game one, unfortunately, the outcome was the same.

Adalberto Mendez made his second start for the Marlins, and through 4 1/2 innings gave up two runs on four hits, and walked five. He gave up a lead-off double to Shane Victorino to open the game, and Placido Polanco doubled him home to put the first run on the board. 

The Marlins answered right back in the bottom of the frame against Cole Hamels. Emilio Bonifacio got things started off with a single, but was erased when Logan Morrison grounded into a fielder's choice. Hanley singled next, And Dan Uggla followed suit to drive in LoMo, the tying run.

In the second inning, Mendez collected his second Big League hit when he singled. And unlike the first time, it was an uneventful, injury-free jog to first base.

Mendez settled in after the first, and had three decent innings before running into trouble in the top of the fifth. Shane Victorino led off with a ground-rule double, and Mendez walked Polanco and Ryan Howard to load up the bases. Edwin decided that would be the end of Adalberto's night, so the call to the bullpen went to Burke Badenhop. The Hopper, of course, immediately induced a ground ball out, and Shane Victorino scored on the play to give the Phillies their second run.

The Marlins didn't have any more luck against Cole Hamels through his 6 2/3 innings, but Logan Morrison singled in the fifth to make it 34 consecutive games in which he has reached base.

The Hopper pitched the sixth, and Jose Veras, Leo Nunez and Clay Hensley followed with scoreless innings of their own. The bad news for the Fish was that the Phillies bullpen did the same. 

Brad Lidge shut the Fish down in the bottom of the ninth, and game two went to Philly.

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