Sloppy. Sloppy. Sloppy. The Phillies didn't close out their first half the way they wanted to. After scoring five runs in the 4th inning, the Phillies clearly weren't able to hang onto their 5-0 lead as the Marlins scored eight runs in the 5th inning.In fact, the Marlins ended the game scoring 10 unanswered runs. Pitching wasn't the only reason why we lost this game. The game got more sloppier for the Phillies as we got into the later innings.
To start the game, Rhys Hoskins drew a walk with 1 out in the top of the first inning. Herrera then strikes out SWINGING on a 3-2 count, and then Santana came up to the plate, got into a 0-2 count which turned into a 3-2 count and then grounded out. Similar start to yesterday's game in which they got shut out. Starter Enyel De Los Santos had major struggles starting the game, but kinda got out of it. He started his start by having RISP on two bases with no outs. Fortunately for him, he was able to get out of the first inning jam. It was a 25 first pitch inning for Santos.
Defense wasn't good either. First off, Andrew Knapp had a couple of passed balls - a few of which resulted in a run scored. Then, instead of going for a possible double play, Carlos Santana forgot how many outs there were and didn't throw to try to get the DP. —
In positive news, the closed out their 2018 First Half with a 53-42 record. Last season, they finished the first half with a 29-58 record. That's quite good.
The Phillies open up the second half with a series at home against the San Diego Padres on July 20th. Until then, the guys will get some much needed rest and start the second half out strong - hopefully!
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