Marlins 12, Phillies 8 (Game 1)
Game 123 - Tuesday Afternoon, August 22nd in Philadelphia
Record - 45-78, 5th place, 30 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: A six-run seventh inning from the Marlins sunk the Phillies in this 12-8 loss.
What It Means: This was a make-up of the game rained out between the two teams way back on April 25th.
What Happened: Aaron Nola struggled again, and before it was all over his pitching line didn't look good - 6 1/3 innings, 9 hits, 7 runs and two home runs allowed. Rhys Hoskins (6), Cameron Rupp (13), Cesar Hernandez (8), Tommy Joseph (17) and Andres Blanco (2) all homered from the Phillies but the Marlins' home runs came in more timely spots. Both Ichiro Suzuki and JT Realmuto hit three-run home runs for the Marlins.
Featured Card/Field Report: I was out of town for work, but Jenna, being an absolute trooper, took both our sons to this double header. They had never before attended a double header, and they wanted to experience one first-hand. Their Uncle Drew also joined them at the game. Before the game, Doug added autographs from coaches Juan Samuel and Mickey Morandini (again), Blanco (again), Hoby Milner, Jesen Therrien and Ty Kelly (again). He asked Samuel to sign the sweet spot of a baseball and the Wall of Famer kindly obliged.
Transactions: Pivetta was recalled from the IronPigs to be the 26th man on the roster due to the double header. Zach Eflin was placed on the disabled list and Yacksel Rios was recalled. To make room for Rios on the 40-man roster, Vince Velasquez was moved to the 60-day disabled list, effectively ending his disappointing season.