The Marlins started their seven-game homestand on the right foot. Donned in all while, the first game of Players’ Weekend ended in a 19-11 victory over the Phillies.
It was a wild one. Friday’s game was light on quality pitching and heavy on hitting.
Héctor Noesí: 3 IP, 6 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR
Vince Velasquez: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 7 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
The Marlins ran into trouble quickly in this one. Noesí started the game off by giving up a single to César Hernández. He then hit Rhys Hoskins with a ball. J.T. was next and he doubled in the first run of the game. Noesí settled down a bit by getting the next two outs. He created more trouble for himself by walking Brad Miller. Scott Kingery was next and he jumped on the first pitch he saw. The bases clearing triple gave the Phils a quick 4-0 advantage.
Noesí finished out the inning, but continued to have issues. He gave up three more runs between the second and third inning. The seven runs was enough to finally get Noesí pulled. It would an understatement to say he did not look sharp.
The Marlins shockingly were not done playing after being down seven. The bottom of the third was an offensive explosion for them as they scored seven runs to tie up the game. Lewis Brinson started the inning by getting hit by a pitch. Jon Berti and Neil Walker each singled to load up the bases. Brian Anderson got hit in the hand with the first pitch he saw, which scored in a run.
Garrett Cooper jumped on the first pitch he saw and singled in a run. The Fish continued to jump on the first pitch, this time it was Harold Ramirez who singled in two runs, 7-4 Phils. Isan Díaz decided to wait for the seventh pitch, and lucky he did because he blasted a three-run home run to tie up the game at seven. The inning started with small-ball hitting and ended with a power shot.
luv u Isan https://t.co/kct7tRi5P1 pic.twitter.com/k3By0b1qLL— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 24, 2019
This marked the first time in franchise history that the Marlins erased a seven-run deficit in a single inning, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. But what it matter in the end?
The Phils came right back the next inning. Wei-Yin Chen gave up two-runs on three hits and an intentional walk. This would be the last time the Phils ever had the lead.
The Fish scored five runs in the fifth inning. Four hits, a walk, and a fielding error helped make it 12-9 Fish. The Fish scored another three runs in the next inning. That inning was capped off with a two-run home run by Starlin Castro.
The Fish scored yet again in the eighth inning. Starlin Castro hit his second home run of the game, another two-run shot. Jon Berti also hit his own solo shot. The four runs boosted their score to 19-9.
Jose Quijada gave up two runs in the ninth inning. The Phils had a long half inning of offense. Quijada struggled hard, he walked four Phils in the inning. Jarlin Garcia even had to be summoned from the bullpen to get the final out of the game.
- Berti, Walker, Ramirez and Alfaro all had three-hit games
- The slumping Brinson had a two-hit game
- Every position starter in the lineup besides Alfaro had at least one RBI.
- Brian Anderson was diagnosed with a fractured bone in his left hand and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2019 season.
Jordan Yamamoto will take on Zach Eflin at 6:10 ET.
Marlins vs. Phillies box score (MLB.com)
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