Marlins 9, Phillies 8
Game 126 - Thursday Afternoon, August 24th in Philadelphia
Record - 46-80, 5th place
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies couldn't hold a five-run lead as the Marlins came back to win the series finale, 9-8.
What It Means: It doesn't get any easier for the Phillies as the Central division leading Cubs come to town for a three-game set beginning Friday night.
What Happened: Luis Garcia, who has been more reliable of late, allowed the decisive winning run in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly. The two teams' home run derby continued as the Phillies hit two more - Rhys Hoskins (8) and Tommy Joseph (19) - while the Marlins hit four. One of the Marlins' home runs came from Giancarlo Stanton who hit his 47th of the season.
Featured Card: At this point, I'm practically giddy about Hoskins who became only the third player in Major League history to hit at least eight home runs within his first 50 at-bats. The other players to accomplish the feat were Trey Mancini (2016 and 2017 with the Orioles) and Carlos Delgado (1994 with the Blue Jays).
Transaction: Before the game, Jake Thompson was recalled from the IronPigs and got the start. Reliever Ricardo Pinto was sent down.