The Philadelphia Phillies were blown out by the host Marlins in the finale of a three game series in South Florida on Wednesday afternoon.
The host Marlins broke on top early, scoring three times in the bottom of the 1st inning, and coasted to an 11-1 trouncing of the Phillies at Marlins Park on Wednesday afternoon.
With the victory in the finale, the Marlins took the series by two games to one after dropping the opener. They did it by blowing out Phillies’ rookie starting pitcher Zach Eflin, who came in riding a nice hot streak.
In this one, Eflin was routed out after going five innings over which he allowed seven earned runs and nine hits while walking four batters. He threw just 49 strikes among his 87 pitches on the day.
“You can’t go out there and dominate every outing,” Eflin said per MLB.com contributors. “I just think it’s a mindset thing. I always have a positive mindset, not really ever negative. I think it’s a big thing as a starting pitcher, especially when you have four days off between starts. I’m going to work my tail off the next four days and really focus on the next outing.”
A quartet of Marlins’ hitters registered three hits on the afternoon: Marcel Ozuna, Martin Prado, J.T. Realmuto, and even backup 1st baseman Don Kelly. That same group combined for five runs scored and four RBI on the afternoon.
Giancarlo Stanton went 2-5 including a typically massive home run off Eflin. His 22nd bomb of the season was a one-out, two-run shot in that opening frame that pushed the Fish out to that 3-0 early lead.
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On the mound for the Marlins, Adam Conley delivered a solid performance, scattering eight hits and three walks over 6.2 innings while keeping the Phillies off the scoreboard and striking out a half-dozen batters.
The Phillies will now travel up to Atlanta for a four game series with the division rival Braves that will wrap-up a lengthy 10 game road trip which kept them out of Philly during the Democratic National Convention.