It was a sea-saw style day for the Marlins Sunday afternoon and in a game filled with ups and downs, the Marlins eventually fell to the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 8-7.
The Marlins got off to a quick start in the second inning, as Miguel Rojas singled, scoring Adieny Hechaverria and pushing Cole Gillespie up to third where he would eventually score on a Dan Haren sacrifice. The Phillies fought back in the bottom of the second inning, hanging five runs on the Fish including homers by Ryan Howard and Freddy Galvis.
The Marlins came back to tie the game in the top of the third on RBIs from Christian Yelich, Adieny Hechaverria, and Cole Gillespie. The scoring was put to a halt as both pitchers settled in until the seventh inning.
Trade-Bait Cole Hamels didn't do his trade value any favors going three innings, coughing up eight hits, and allowing five runs all earned. After the rough second inning, Dan Haren settled in, going six innings while giving up five runs all in the second and earning yet another no-decision.
After Cesar Hernandez doubled, scoring Jeff Francouer and giving the Phillies a 6-5 lead, the Fish answered in the eighth, as Jeff Mathis hit a sacrifice fly to score Cole Gillespie and Ichiro collected a RBI single. All seemed to be going well as the Fish headed to the bottom of the ninth and pitcher A.J. Ramos took the hill to try and pick up another save. However, things did not go as planned. Carlos Ruiz reached base placing the winning run at the plate in the form of Jeff Francouer. Francouer responded to the adverse situation smashing a home run to left field a walk-off two run shot netting the Phillies their 32nd victory on the season.
Hector Neris grabbed his first victory of the year, holding down the fort for the Philadelphia. A.J. Ramos is tagged with the loss, his second on the year and is credited with his fourth blown save.