Phillies 4, Marlins 2
Game 41 - Wednesday Afternoon, May 18th in Philadelphia
Record - 24-17, 2nd place, 1/2 game behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Jeremy Hellickson, the bullpen (again) and Tyler Goeddel led the Phillies to a 4-2 Phillies win and the series win over the Marlins.
What It Means: When this game ended, the Phillies found themselves in a tie for first place with the Nationals. With 24 wins so far this season, only the Cubs (with 27) have more wins in the National League. This is mind boggling.
What Happened: Hellickson allowed two first innings runs in his six innings of work, settling in nicely after a shaky first. David Hernandez, Hector Neris and Jeanmar Gomez (16th save) made the seventh, eighth and ninth innings look easy.
Andres Blanco (RBI double) and Cameron Rupp (two-run single) gave the Phillies the lead for good in the third.
Featured Card: Goeddel hit his first career home run in the eighth inning, giving the bullpen a little more cushion. The Rule 5 draft pick has been hot lately, raising his season average to .262 and playing stellar defense in left field. This is his card from the team issued photo card set, and I would hope he finds himself in more baseball card sets as the season progresses.
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