Marlins 10, Phillies 5
Game 95 - Sunday Afternoon, July 15th in Miami
Record - 53-42, 1st place, 1/2 game ahead of the Braves
One Sentence Summary: An overall sloppy game from the Phillies, and an eight-run 5th inning, gave the Marlins a 10-5 win in this official end to the first half.
What It Means: This game was bad, but if I had told you in March that the Phillies would be in first place at the All-Star break would you have believed me?
What Happened: Enyel De Los Santos received his second starting nod of the season, lasting 4 1/3 innings and allowing five runs. A questionable ball call on reliever Edubray Ramos and Carlos Santana forgetting the number of outs in the fifth helped lead to three more Marlins runs.
Featured Card: With De Los Santos pitching in Miami for the Phillies, pitcher Adonis Medina was the franchise's sole representative at the annual Futures Game. It didn't go well for the young pitcher. Medina entered the game for the World Team in the seventh inning with the score tied at 6. He allowed a double to Jo Adell, and Adell scored the eventual winning run on a wild pitch. Peter Alonso then hit a 2-run home run off Medina and the pitcher was removed from the game, saddled with the loss.
Transaction: De Los Santos took Zach Eflin's spot on the roster as Eflin landed on the disabled list with a blister.