The Miami Marlins will finish with their most successful season in four years, but that likely won’t stop them from wondering just how far they could’ve gone had their two biggest stars not fallen victim to season-ending injuries.
Kyle Kendrick pitched seven innings, had three hits and drove in a run, Jonathan Papelbon closed in his first appearance since being suspended and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Wednesday night.
Entering Thursday night, the Philadelphia Phillies were 1-40 when trailing after eight innings. Make that 2-40 now.
It’s becoming the same old story for the Philadelphia Phillies, whose recent offensive woes have brought them to the brink of their longest losing streak of the season.
Casey McGehee reached base three times, doubled home a run and scored another, helping the Miami Marlins to a 5-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, who lost their sixth game in a row.
If the Miami Marlins’ struggles continue, they could join the Philadelphia Phillies as sellers at the trade deadline at the end of July.
The bullpen gave the Phillies’ offense plenty of chances, and Chase Utley finally came through. Utley hit a two-run home run in the 14th inning, lifting Philadelphia to a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.
Marlon Byrd hit a two-run homer, David Buchanan threw five effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-4 on Tuesday night.
Although their recent offensive surge came to a halt in losing their last two games, the Philadelphia Phillies appear to have a good chance to get back on track against an NL East rival they’ve dominated at home.
Lackluster run support has contributed to Kyle Kendrick’s winless record this season, but he might not need too much help for this start. The Philadelphia Phillies right-hander will seek to win his 11th consecutive decision over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.