The Marlins lost a grueling five-hour and thirteen-minute game to the Phillies Friday night. The 15-inning affair ended with poor pitching and an error by the Fish. Neither starter pitched particularly well, but both bullpens worked hard.
Pablo López: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K,
Vince Velasquez: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Miguel Rojas was the first person to reach base in the first inning after being hit by a pitch. Starlin Castro brought Rojas home with a double to take the lead. The Phils struck right back in the bottom of the inning with a double, triple, and sacrifice fly to take the lead 2-1.
The Marlins had an answer for the Phils in the second inning. Harold Ramirez jacked a monster home run to center field. Ramirez jumped all over a low ball from Velasquez.
The Marlins tacked on another two runs in the third. A two-run single by Isan Díaz helped give the Fish a 4-1 advantage.
The Phils scored one run in both the fourth and fifth innings against López to tie up the game. The Fish and Phils each had chances to score in the eighth, but could not deliver. The game then tumbled into extra innings, six to be exact. The Fish had seven hits over those six extra innings and could not get anything done.
The Phils scored their victory over bullpen arm Adam Conley. Conley struggled from the get-go and only got worse and worse. He hit the first batter he faced in Rhys Hoskins, walked the next guy, and gave up a sacrifice bunt. Maikel Franco was intentionally walked to load up the bases. Adam Haseley won the game on a fielder's choice which Miguel Rojas could not handle cleanly.
The Marlins will send out Caleb Smith to take on Zach Eflin at 6:05 ET.
Marlins vs Phillies box score (MLB.com)
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