Giancarlo Stanton’s two RBIs supported another quality Tom Koehler start in a 5-0 Miami win Tuesday.
Koehler (8-8) faced these same Phillies last Thursday, when he gave up one earned run over eight innings for the win. Tonight, Koehler gave up only three hits in his six inning shutout. He only threw 73 pitches on the night before being replaced by Mike Dunn to start the seventh. Koehler was seen consulting with Marlins’ training staff before being pulled, but there have yet to be any reports of injury.
Dunn enters #Marlins Tom Koehler exits after 73 pitches and six scoreless. Was talking w/ trainer and pitching coach in dugout— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) July 27, 2016
Both teams struggled to put together any offense for most of the game. But Stanton broke Miami’s 26 inning scoreless draught and earned Koehler the win in the bottom of six, when he went opposite field to knock in Martin Prado with a two-out single. That was the only run that Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff gave up on the night. The young righty was saddled with his third loss in the month of July despite striking out eight over his seven innings.
The Fish opened up the game with a four run eighth, started by a leadoff single and hit 2,997 from Ichiro. Stanton scored Ichiro three batters later with a ground-rule double to right center. After an intentional walk, Adeiny Hechavarria ripped a two run single, and would later score himself on a Miguel Rojas double.
The bullpen continued to shine for Miami as Dunn, David Phelps and Nick Wittgren combined for five strikeouts and only one hit in their three innings of work.