Phillies 9, Marlins 4
Game 138 - Tuesday Night, September 4th in Miami
Record - 73-65, 2nd place, 3 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Carlos Santana hit a lead-off home run and the offense plated six runs in the first two innings as the Phillies defeated the Marlins, 9-4.
What It Means: Work travel has made me miss most of the Phillies games this past week, although it seems like I'm better off having missed the majority of these games.
What Happened: Jake Arrieta struck out a season high 11 in 7 1/3 strong innings of work. Santana's home run was his 21st of the season and Asdrubal Cabrera (23) also homered in the 4th.
Featured Card: Santana's lead-off home run was nice, but the bigger hit that inning came from Cesar Hernandez who cleared the bases with a two-out triple. Hernandez has been inconsistent in the second half at the plate, and he's lost his lead-off spot in the line-up, so it was nice to see him come through with the big hit.
Transaction: J.P. Crawford was recalled from Lehigh Valley, brining the number of active players on the roster to 34. Also, Jesmuel Valentin cleared waivers and was outrighted to the IronPigs.