Marlins 6, Phillies 5
Game 129 - Friday Night, August 26th in Philadelphia
One Sentence Summary: A grand slam from Marlins catcher John Buck sunk Roy Oswalt and the Phillies as the Marlins won, 6-5.
What It Means: The Phillies are now 83-46. Thankfully, the Braves lost too, so the lead in the East holds steady at six games.
What Went Wrong: As Hurricane Irene bore down on the East Coast, the Marlins took advantage of a seemingly lifeless Phillies offense and a sub-par outing from Oswalt. Wilson Valdez hit his first home run of the year in the third and Ryan Howard hit a three-run home run in the sixth (his 27th), but it wasn't enough to overcome the Marlins lead.
The big hit for the Marlins was Buck's slam off Oswalt (6-8). Oswalt allowed a career high twelve hits, lasting only 5 2/3 innings and allowing all six Marlins runs. Former Phillie favorite Greg Dobbs enjoyed a four-hit night for the Marlins.
Featured Card: I tried without success to find some sort of a hurricane-themed Phillies card. In lieu of that, here's one of Dobbs' cards back when he was still one of the good guys.