Phillies Opposition Roadblock: Miami Marlins
There have been many ties linking the Phillies and Marlins over the last couple of weeks. We have read the rumors that have Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich coming to Philadelphia. Today, a new rumor was released linking the Phillies to Miami’s speedy second baseman, Dee Gordon. All we can say for sure is that the Phils and Marlins meet up for a three game set to wrap up this road trip.
If I told you a guy went 2-11 in a series and still had a major impact on the series, you would more than likely believe I was crazy. While Travis Shaw was not the impact guy for three days, he made one swing of the bat that cost the Phillies a shot at a series win against one of the NL’s top teams. He struck out four times, walked once, and scored twice. Too bad he had that one big swing of the bat.
Phils Grade: C+
Jimmy Nelson was as good as advertised throughout his 6.2 innings on Saturday. He accumulated nine strikeouts while walking two and allowing three hits. He left the game without a chance at a decision since the Phillies tied it late on an Odubel Herrera homer. It was his fourth consecutive start keeping the opposition under four earned runs and was enough to keep his team in line for another win.
Phils Grade: D