Marlins 6, Phillies 4
Game 159 - Thursday Afternoon, September 25th in Miami
Record - 72-87, 5th Place, 21 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Jake Diekman's rough seventh inning, aided by a crucial error from Cody Asche, led to a 6-4 loss to the Marlins.
What It Means: The Phillies finish the season with a 36-45 road record. They'll open up a three-game series against the Braves tonight and then it's time to fire up the hot stove.
What Happened: Diekman didn't retire a batter in the seventh while allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits. The Phils had been up 4-2 heading into the seventh thanks to a pair of RBIs from Chase Utley and Domonic Brown.
Featured Card: The loss clinched the Phillies first last place finish since 2000, when they went 65-97 in Terry Francona's final season at the helm. I selected this strangely cropped Alex Arias card to relfect the essence of that woeful 2000 season in the same way I would display a Kyle Kendrick or A.J. Burnett card when looking back years from now on the woeful 2014 season.