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By: David Malandra(@djmjr788)
Fox1470.com Phillies Contributor
The Phillies opened a weekend series with the Miami Marlins from Marlins Park in Miami. The scheduled pitching matchup was John Lannan to face Marlins Ricky Nolasco. Charlie Manuel keeps the same lineup from the other night except he had Lance Nix playing in right field.
Just shows what a week does to a fan's attitutde. After everyone was about to jump off a bridge by the less than stellar play by the Phillies to now rally behind this team as they extend their winninig streak to three on Friday after beating Miami in the first game of a three game series, 3-1. The victory put the Phils back at. 500 for the first time this season.
Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco first pitch to start the game was a Strike. The first runs of the game came in the top of 6th inning when Domonic Brown hits a double to left field scoring Ryan Howard to make it 1-0 Phillies. The Marlins responded in the bottom of 6th inning when Placido Polanco singles to left field scoring Juan Pierre to tie the game at 1. The game remained tied after 9 innings; we go to extra innings for the 1st time this season for the Phillies. The play of the game came in the top of 10th inning when Chase Utley triples on a sharp line drive to right field, scoring Ben Revere to make it 2-1, The Phillies add another in the 10th when Michael Young singles , scoring Chase Utley to make it 3-1. Phillies Closer Jonathan Papelbon goes 1-2-3 in the 10th. Phillies win 3-1 over Marlins.
Phillies Starter John Lannan went 6 innings with 3 hits, 1 run with 2 strikeouts on 92 pitches, Marlins Starter Ricky Nolasco also went 6 innings, 7 hits, 1 run with 1 strike out on 99 pitches. The Phillies turn to Cole Hamels in game 2 of series on Saturday at 7:10 PM against Marlins Jose Fernandez
W: Phillippe Aumont (1-0)
L: Jon Rauch (0-1)
Time of game: 3:12
Attendance from Marlins Park: 17,923