Fish Cap: Phillies 9, Marlins 7

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 11: Starting pitcher Roy Halladay #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch during a game against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on September 11, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Source: FanGraphs

Attendance: 42,028

Hero of the Game: Rob Brantly (.138 WPA)

Goat of the Game: Nathan Eovaldi (-.369 WPA)

Play of the Game: Carlos Ruiz doubled to right in the first. Juan Pierre scored. (.095 WPA)

Marlins have now lost the first two games of the road series in Philadelphia. On Tuesday night, the Fish played from behind all night. And while they made it interesting late, they could not make it all the way back. The Marlins will send Josh Johnson to the bump on Wednesday afternoon.

Team Hitting

11 hits for the Fish on this night including another home run from Giancarlo Stanton. He has had a monster second half of the season. What would have happened if he does not miss time with the knee surgery? Ruggiano, Dobbs, and Brantly all collect two hits each. And Donnie Murphy even gets a hit in a pitch hitting role. The one trouble sign continues to be Stanton however. He struck out another three times.

Eovaldi Struggles

For Nathan Eovaldi, it has not been fun pitching the last few times out. He gives up another five earned runs on Tuesday. This time while only pitching four innings. And to make matters worse, the Fish are currently going with a larger bullpen due to the call ups, so you would think the young starting pitchers would take a few more risks to seek greater reward. However, it looks to me like Eovaldi just does not have a lot of confidence in any of his pitches right now. He is not scaring anyone in the box. Hopefully he can figure something out over the next few weeks. Right now, and in the way he's going, this is not the way a pitcher should head into the offseason.

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