With four hits in the first inning, everything started out so well for the Marlins hitters. It didn't last long. The Marlins (67-91) failed to hold on to a three-run, first-inning lead as Miami's bats went silent, and the Phillies (79-79) lit up starter Ricky Nolasco and the Marlins bullpen for 15 hits in the visitors' 9-5 comeback victory at Marlins Park. "They just kept grinding out at-bats," Nolasco (12-13) said after throwing 100 pitches in five innings. "After the second [inning], it felt like I had already thrown six." With four games remaining in the season, Miami will now officially finish with a worse record than it had at the end of last year's 72-90 season. Stanton was once again the star for Miami's offense, going 3 for 4, including a two-run single and a solo home run, his 36th of the season. The rest of the lineup was silent though, registering just two hits in the next seven innings.
Ricky Nolasco coughs up early lead in Miami Marlins' loss to Phillies
Miami Herald | Sep 30