The Marlins have been in playoff contention for a couple of weeks, but today's game might've indicated why they might not be serious contenders. Miami fell to the lowly Phillies, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon, which meant the Marlins lost this weekend's series to Philadelphia. The Marlins won only one game this week, which certainly doesn't help their chances of making it to the playoffs.
This game was tied in the 12th inning, until Nick Williams broke up the tie with a two-run single to give the Phillies a lead. Hector Neris would close out the game for the Phils, while Adam Morgan got the win.
Philadelphia took the early lead when Cesar Hernandez singled home Cameron Perkins to give the Phils a 1-0 lead. Miami would tie the game in the 5th when rookie Brian Anderson scored on a wild pitch. Both teams wouldn't budge until the 12th, when Williams had the game-winning hit. Junichi Tazawa was hit with the loss.
Jake Thompson was strong for Philly, as he allowed one run and three hits in 6.0 innings. Their bullpen would allow only one hit the rest of the way. Jose Urena was very solid for Miami, as he allowed one run and six hits in 7.0 innings. Giancarlo Stanton went 0-3 with two walks. The rest of the offense was extremely quiet, but Anderson, who debuted on Friday, has now gotten a hit in each of his first three games. Miami was 0-6 with runners in scoring position, which moved them to 7-60 in those scenarios this week.
The Marlins will be facing a familiar opponent on Monday, as they'll face the Nationals at home. AJ Cole will start for Washington, while Adam Conley will get the start for Miami.