Phillies 9, Marlins 3
Game 128 - Saturday Night, August 24th in Miami
Record - 67-61, 3rd place, 10 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Zach Eflin turned in a solid outing against the Marlins and Corey Dickerson collected five RBIs in this 9-3 win.
What It Means: This is Eflin's first start since June 19th in which he pitched at least six innings and gave up two runs or less. In his 11 games since then, he had an 8.75 ERA over 36 innings pitched.
What Happened: The Phillies enjoyed a six-run fourth inning that included a three-run home run from Scott Kingery (15), a bases loaded walk from J.T. Realmuto and a two-run double from Dickerson. Dickerson would add a bases clearing, three-run double in the seventh to put the game away.
Featured Card: As we're waiting for our first Dickerson Phillies baseball card, I'll have to settle for one of his 2019 cards featuring him with the Pirates. Here he's wearing the same color helmet and jersey (black) that the Phillies wore in this game as part of the ill-conceived Players' Weekend promotion.
Transactions: Juan Nicasio was placed on the injured list with right rotator cuff tendinitis and Nick Pivetta was optioned to Lehigh Valley for the second time this season. Austin Davis and Edgar Garcia joined the bullpen in their places. Garcia switched to uniform #66 as his #41 was assumed when Charlie Manuel returned to the dugout as the team's hitting coach.