Final: Miami Marlins 2, Philadelphia Phillies 1 ❖ Attendance: 5,844
MIAMI, Fla. — The Philadelphia Phillies (16-13) fell to the Miami Marlins (11-18) in ten innings. It is the team's fourth consecutive loss, as well as the third straight series loss. The Phils are a disappointing 2-6 in their last eight games. Tonight's pitcher for the Phillies, Zach Eflin, was making his first start of 2018 in place of the injured Ben Lively. Eflin did not disappoint. The righty retired the first 15 batters he faced in order, not allowing a baserunner until the sixth inning. His only mistake was a hanging slider to Justin Bour that was hammered over the fence in right-center field. In total, Eflin went six innings and allowed one run on four hits, while striking out four and walking none. The bullpen was solid, tossing three and 1/3 scoreless innings before ultimately allowing the winning run to score in the 10th.
The lack of offense is to blame for tonight's loss. The team was 1-10 with runners in scoring position. However, there were a few positives. With his single in the fourth inning, Odubel Herrera has now reached base safely in 31 straight games. Nick Williams snapped a 0-20 streak with his pinch-hit single in the seventh inning. Jorge Alfaro had two hits.
Scott Kingery was hit by a 98 MPH fastball in his throwing elbow in the ninth inning. He left the game in the tenth inning. Manager Gabe Kapler told reporters after the game that it was a precautionary move. It's likely that Kingery will not be in the line-up tomorrow to give him some extra recovery time and to make sure that there isn't any further damage.
WP: Junichi Tazawa (1-1, 6.39 ERA) ❖ LP: Yacksel Rios (3-1, 3.21 ERA)