Marlins 3, Phillies 2
Game 129 - Sunday Afternoon, August 25th in Miami
Record - 67-62, 3rd place, 11 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies couldn't contain the last place Marlins, losing the weekend finale, 3-2.
What It Means: The Phillies need to be able to beat the bad teams, and they just can't. In their last 11 games, they went 5-0 against the Cubs and Red Sox, while going 2-4 against the Padres and Marlins.
What Happened: The only offense the line-up could muster was a two-run home run from Rhys Hoskins (25) in the sixth, which broke a streak of 85 plate appearances without a long ball. Aaron Nola couldn't lock the Marlins down after that, quickly allowing three runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Featured Card: Apropos only of the ridiculous black and white uniforms worn this weekend by the Phillies and Marlins, here's a card of Travis Lee looking perplexed by the whole situation.