Nola Filets Fish


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The Miami Marlins lineup is far less formidable these days without Giancarlo Stanton in it, and Phillies rookie Aaron Nola carved up that depleted Fish lineup this afternoon in a 2-0 victory at Marlins Stadium.

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The win gave the Phils three straight victories, taking 3 of 4 in the long weekend series. It also left the two teams tied at the bottom of both the NL East and overall MLB standings.

Nola (4-1) has been everything the team hoped when he was called up last month. The 22-year old scattered just 3 hits across his 8 innings, striking out 6 and walking no one, with 64 of his 100 pitches going for strikes. It is the longest outing of his nascient Major League career.

Adam Conley was nearly as good on the Marlins side of things, he just didn’t have quite the control of the Phillies starter. Conley (1-1) also allowed just 3 hits, those across 6 innings. However, he also walked 4 batters, one of which led to the game’s first run.

Cesar Hernandez drew one of those walks with one out in the top of the 3rd, Andres Blanco drove a double to left. When Aaron Altherr followed with a sac fly, the Fightin’ Phils had a 1-0 lead.

In the top of the 7th, with veteran Chris Narveson having replaced Conley, Cameron Rupp led off by driving his 5th homer of the season off the right field foul pole to make it a 2-0 game.

That was all Nola would need on the afternoon. In the bottom of the 9th, Ken Giles came on in relief to close it out, recording his 10th Save in 10 chances to nail down the victory.

The Phils now return home, where they will play a full 7-game slate this week. It starts with a 4-gamer from Monday through Thursday against the 1st place New York Mets, and concludes next weekend when the San Diego Padres come to Citizens Bank Park.