The Marlins needed a good from the struggling Tom Koehler and he gave them a great one. Koehler pitched eight strong innings as the Marlins bats dominated the Phillies pitchers to the tune of sixteen hits. Koehler (7-8) pitched his best game of the season only giving up two hits and one earned run, the other two runs were unearned, and struck out five.
While Ryan Howard and Freddy Galvis both hit home run for the Phillies. Cfhristian Yelich hit a home run for the Marlins who as a team had big fourth inning. Chris Johnson and Adeiny Hechavarria hit RBI doubles, while Jeff Mathis groundout also brought in a run.
In the fifth inning Martin Prado and Yelich hit singles to put runners on first and third. Prado scored after a Jerad Eickhoff (6-11) wild pitch while Yelich reached home after Galvis threw a ball away attempting to get Yelich out after Derek Dietrich singled.
Eickhoff, who had been playing well as of late, had arguably his worst start of the season giving up five earned runs, one unearned, and gave up nine hits in five innings of work.
Then in the eight the Marlins put the Philles away after Marcell Ozuna hit a two run single and Koehler helped himself by hitting an RBI single.
Ichiro Suzuki hit two singles for the Marlins, he is now four hits away from three thousand.
The Marlins were 5-2 on their seven game road trip. They moved one and a half games ahead of the Mets for the second wild card spot. They now head home for ten game stand where up first is the Mets.
Hero the Game: Tom Koehler
Goat of the Game: Jerad Eickhoff
Play of the Game: Christian Yelich's home run in the fourth inning
Post Game Notes:
- On the season Yelich is now batting .366 in his career vs. the Phillies
- Despite his single Tom Koehler batting .097 for his career
- Before Jerad Eickhoff awful start tonight the Phillies starters had pitched seven straight games lasting at least six innings