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By: David Malandra(@djmjr788)
Fox1470.com Phillies Contributor
After losing game 1 of 3 game series with the Miami Marlins where Philadelphia could only manage one lonely run, the Phillies & Marlins played game 2 from Marlins Park. The Scheduled pitching matchup was Tyler Cloyd against Marlins Jose Fernandez. During pregame batting practice, chase Utley got hurt while taking some swings & Charlie Manuel took Utley out of the lineup & put in Freddy Galvis to start at 2nd base, Delmon young was back in Right field & batting 5th, Ryan Howard was back in the lineup, Ben Revere back bats 2nd
Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez first pitch to Jimmy Rollins was a strike, the first runs of game did not come until the top of 4th inning when Delmon Young hit a solo homerun to left center field for a early 1-0 lead, the marlins responded in the bottom of 5th inning when Jordan Brown hits a sacrifice fly to left scoring Placido Polanco to tie the game at 1. The Phillies retook the lead in the top of 6th inning when Domonic Brown grounds out to 2nd scoring Ryan Howard for a 2-1 lead.
The turning point of the game was in the top of 7th inning when the Phillies scored 4 runs, started when Ryan Howard singles to right scoring Jimmy Rollins & Ben Revere for a 4-1 lead, then Delmon Young grounds out to third scoring Michael Young for a 5-1 lead, then Domonic Brown doubles to right scoring Ryan Howard to make it 6-1 Phillies and giving rookie Tyler Cloyd a large cushion to work with. The Marlins are trying to make this a game in the bottom 7 inning when Juan Pierre singles to right scoring Placido Polanco to make it 6-2 Phillies lead. The Phillies add another run in the 8th inning when Ryan Howard singles to right scoring Ben revere to make it 7-2 Phillies lead as the bats came alive for 15 hits. The Marlins would add another run in the 9th inning when Justin Ruggiano doubles to center scoring Rob Brantly to make it 7-3 Phillies lead. The final score Phillies beat Marlins 7-3. Ryan Howard returned with a bang going 3 for 5 with 3 RBIs.
Phillies Tyler Cloyd Line vs. Marlins: 7 innings, 8 hits, 2 runs, 5 strikeouts on 105 pitches, Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez went 5 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 2 strikeouts on 79 pitches. The Phillies turn to Cliff Lee to get the series win against Marlins Kevin Slowey on Wednesday at 7:10 PM
WP: Tyler Cloyd (1-0)
LP: Duane Below (0-1)
Time of game: 3:01
Attendance at Marlins Park in Miami: 13,996