Phillies 3, Marlins 1
Game 141 - Monday Night, September 10th in Philadelphia
Record - 70-71, 3rd Place, 17 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Kyle Kendrick subdued the Marlins offense as the Phillies won their fifth in a row.
What It Means: The Phillies are now just one game under .500 and they'll try to even their record for the first time since June 4th in tonight's game.
What Went Right: Kendrick was outstanding again. He no-hit the Marlins through the first five innings, finally allowing his first hit to Rob Brantly leading off the sixth. He went seven innings, allowing just two hits and a run while striking out a career high eight.
The Phillies scored all three of their runs in the fifth on Domonic Brown's two-run home run and Michael Martinez' RBI-double. Antonio Bastardo struck out Greg Dobbs for the final out of the game, recording his first save of the year in the process.
Featured Card: Kendrick continued his impressive second half and he's now tied for second (with Roy Halladay) for team wins with nine. I've run out of 2012 cards of Kendrick's to feature, so this is his card from one of the best sets from 2009 - the retro-themed O-Pee-Chee set from the late, great Upper Deck.