Game 85 - Thursday Night, July 3rd in Miami
Record - 37-48, Tied for 4th Place, 10 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies showed some life and battled back in the late innings to win the series finale against the Marlins, 5-4.
What It Means: It means the six game losing streak is over and the Phillies will head to Pittsburgh to open a three game holiday weekend series tomorrow.
What Happened: Catcher Cameron Rupp keyed the three-run sixth inning with a two-run double that gave the Phillies their first lead in this game, 3-2. Rupp also threw out Christian Yelich in the seventh trying to steal second. The Marlins battled back to take the lead against Jake Diekman in the eighth, 4-3.
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Featured Cards: Rupp earned the featured card in this post for being the first Phillie in what seemed like weeks to come up with a clutch hit. Rupp has several cards in this year's Panini offerings, including this 1988 Donruss inspired The Rookies insert card.
I also wanted to feature a card for outfielder Aaron Altherr, who made his first Major League start in this game, playing left field. Altherr went 0 for 4 at the plate and was optioned back to Reading following the game.