RECAP: Marlins 9th Inning Rally Falls Short, Lose To Phillies 6-5

Mike Redmond Tossed In Rare Loss For Marlins At Home


A return home seemed as if it would be the solution to the team’s recent slide, but that wasn’t the case as the Phillies took down the Marlins at home 6-5 on Tuesday night.

DeScalfini picks up the loss, and moves to 1-1 on the season.

Though the Marlins brought baseball’s best home record into play on Tuesday, they also brought in a team that had lost 7 of its last 10 games, coming off a 4-7 road trip.

The team’s struggles on the road weren’t that big of a surprise though, as the team also holds baseball’s worst record on the road, going 6-17 in games away Marlins Park so far this season.

The Marlins will send Nate Eovaldi (2-2, 3.62) to the mound tommorow night to square off against Kyle Kendrick (0-4, 3.96) and the Phillies.


Garret Jones Collects Four Hits:

The Marlins offense got off to a fast start against Burnett in the first inning – as Derek Dietrich scored on an RBI single by Casey McGehee and Marcell Ozuna collected a run batted in of his own on a bases-loaded walk – but the offense quieted down after that.

The Marlins went on to score single runs in the third and eighth innings, on an RBI double by Garret Jones and an RBI single by Jarrod Saltalamacchia, before rallying in the ninth against Phillies closer, Jonathan Papelbon.

Christian Yelich led off the ninth inning with a walk and Casey McGehee proceeded to draw a walk as well after back to back fielder’s choice groundouts by Dietrich and Stanton.

Garret Jones would follow up with an RBI single to center, his fourth hit of the night, closing the gap to just one run but Saltalamacchia couldn’t come through in the clutch as he flew out to center with runners at first and third to end the game.


Anthony DeSclafani Struggles:

Anthony DeSclafani struggled in his second major league start, as he went 5 1/3 innings and surrendered 5 earned runs on 6 hits and 1 walk while striking out just 2.

DeSclafani got into trouble right off the bat, allowing two runs in the first on an RBI double by Ryan Howard, scoring Jimmy Rollins (who led off the game with a single), and an RBI groundout by Marlon Byrd, scoring Chase Utley.

He settled down for a few innings after that, though, as he allowed just one hit over the next three innings before running into trouble again in the fifth. A.J. Burnett doubled to center with one out and Jimmy Rollins followed up with a two-run homer to right.

DeSclafani’s next start will come against the Nationals (24-21) on the road.


Mike Redmond Sounds Off:

Mike Redmond made sure the entire team, umpiring crew, and everyone in attendance at the ballpark or watching at home knows he isn’t too happy with the team’s recent performance.

Or maybe he just wasn’t happy with this strike call by home plate umpire Will Little in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Either way, Redmond definitely didn’t try to hold back his emotions in this confrontation after being ejected for hollering from the dugout about the strike zone.

Matt Stein is a season-credentialed media member covering the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, also assisting with coverage of USF Athletics. He attended the University of Tampa and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Sport Management.