It was a disappointing day for the Miami Marlins as they suffered a heavy defeat to the Philadelphia Phillies, with a final score of 15-3. The game was particularly tough for starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara, who had one of the worst outings of his career. Alcantara allowed a staggering nine runs and ten hits in just four innings pitched, leaving the Marlins with an uphill battle to try and claw their way back into the game.
The Marlins have been struggling with their pitching this year, with Luzardo and Alcantara being the only bright spots so far. With the NL Cy Young winner on the mound, the Marlins were hoping for a much-needed boost to their season, but it wasn’t to be.
The third inning was particularly damaging for the Marlins, with Jake Cave leading off with a home run that seemed to spark the Phillies to life. They would go on to score five runs in the inning, leaving the Marlins reeling.
On the other side of the ball, Matt Strahm was in top form, out-dueling Alcantara and pitching five innings without allowing a single run. The Marlins simply couldn’t get anything going against him, and his performance was a key factor in the Phillies’ victory.
Nick Castellanos was a particular thorn in the Marlins’ side, going 3-5 on the day with a home run and accounting for an impressive six RBI. He caused havoc for the Fish all game long, and they simply couldn’t find an answer for him.
The Marlins did manage to muster some offense in the seventh inning, with Yuli Gurriel hitting a solo home run and a wild pitch scoring Jean Segura. Garret Cooper then hit a line drive to right field, allowing Jon Berti to score and bringing the Marlins’ total to three runs. However, it was too little, too late, and the Phillies would go on to tack on two more runs to seal their victory.
Overall, it was a disappointing performance from the Marlins, who allowed a whopping 20 hits and fell to 4-7 on the year. They now find themselves in fourth place in the NL East, trading places with the Phillies. The Marlins will need to regroup quickly if they hope to turn their season around and climb back up the standings
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