Hero of the Game: Derek Dietrich (0.100 WPA)
Goat of the Game: Tom Koehler (-0.363 WPA)
Play of the Game: Derek Dietrich singled in the third inning. Juan Pierre scored. Ed Lucas advanced to third base. (+0.143 WPA)
Then the Phillies came out and hit all the home runs.
Koehler was cruising through four innings until Eric Kratz began the Phillies' comeback with a solo home run. That kicked off a series of runs for the Phillies that beat down Koehler and the Marlins' pitchers through two innings. The Phillies hit three home runs in the fifth and sixth inning, including one to Kratz and back-to-back shots to Domonic Brown and Delmon Young. The Fish also allowed eight of the Phillies' 11 hits in those two innings as well. Among those hits was a triple to starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick, which cannot feel good for Koehler.
Koehler did strike out four batters and walked two in his five innings, but the two home runs were killers. Ryan Webb entered and allowed another home run as well, but the rest of the Fish kept the team in the game. Edgar Olmos and Dan Jennings threw 2 1/3 innings of shutout baseball with one strikeout, but it simply was not enough after the seven runs were put on the board.
The Marlins' offense looked like it was going to do some work tonight as well, but after the run from guys like Derek Dietrich and Marcell Ozuna got their early runs in, the Marlins recorded 15 straight outs from the fifth inning on.
The two teams will battle again tomorrow night in this three-game set.