Marlins 7, Phillies 4 (Game 2)
Game 124 - Tuesday Night, August 22nd in Philadelphia
Record - 45-79, 5th place, 30 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Nick Pivetta was chased in the second inning and the Phillies couldn't recover as the Marlins won, 7-4.
What It Means: The Phillies were swept in the double header, and the Marlins reached .500 for the first time since late April.
What Happened: Pivetta allowed six runs in 1 1/3 innings. Nick Williams (7), Andres Blanco (3) and Tommy Joseph (18) all homered for the Phils, with Christian Yelich taking a second home run away from Williams.
Featured Card: Yacksel Rios made his big league debut in this game (see below) and this is the only 2017 baseball card of his in my collection to date.
Field Report: Jenna, Doug, Ben and Uncle Drew made it to the sixth inning of Game 2 of the double header. I found this incredibly impressive especially considering the Phillies were looking rough in both games. At least they saw a lot of home runs!
Phillies Debuts: Rios became the 12th Phillies player making his Major League debut when he entered in relief in the fifth inning.
22. Yacksel Rios (rhp) - Relieved Edubray Ramos with one out in the fifth and a runner on second. Rios pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out two and walking one.