Phillies defeat Marlins 6-5
Phillies Tweetcap 5/20: Rollins continues to thrive in the leadoff spot as his 2 run homer helps the Phils to a 6-5 win over the Marlins.
— ThatBall’sOuttaHere (@FS_TBOH) May 21, 2014
Emotional reaction immediately after the game
I could do without “exciting” ninth innings like that.
Less emotional reaction after thinking about it a bit
If not for that pesky Cliff Lee elbow injury, I’d almost be feeling optimistic about the Phillies right now.
Anthony DeSclafani didn’t follow up his strong debut with a good outing. He surrendered five runs in 5.1 innings.
Philadelphia Phillies (20-22) at Miami Marlins (23-23)
Game time: 7:10 PM
Kyle Kendrick will attempt to end a long personal losing streak and earn his first win since August 6th. He hasn’t pitched that poorly during the stretch – this year especially – but hasn’t gotten many breaks. Although Kendrick could help his cause by performing better in the first inning. In his last three starts, he’s given up seven combined runs in the first. Perhaps the team would play better behind him if he wasn’t putting them into an early hole.
Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi got off to a good start this season, but has struggled in his last two starts. The Phillies have had some success against him in the past, as he has a 1-4 record with a 4.38 ERA in seven career starts. Like most of the Marlins, Eovaldi has performed much better at home this season. He has a 2.73 ERA at Marlins Park, but a 4.98 ERA on the road.
Link of Interest
Philies Team Site – Montgomery has surgery to remove cancer
Phillies CEO David Montgomery recently underwent surgery to remove cancer from his jaw. While it is a significant surgery, the recovery rate is relatively high for procedures such as these, so there is a sense of optimism.
Tweet of Importance
Is the worst part of this Cliff Lee injury that he can’t help the #Phillies win, or that he can’t audition leading up to the trade deadline?
— Jim Vaughn (@JimVaughnWFMZ) May 21, 2014
So…people don’t exactly think Lee’s gonna pitch the team to a division title, huh?