The Phillies opened their season on the road in Miami with a 7-2 victory!
The Phillies got out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning with back to back jacks from Jean Segura, who was slotted in the 2-hole, and Bryce Harper.
That 2-0 lead gave Phils ace Aaron Nola a nice cushion before he even took the hill, however, Nola gave up one run in the 2nd inning, and one run in the 3rd inning to let the Marlins tie the game back up. Nola was solid though in his 6 innings of work, he scattered 8 hits throughout and got the win allowing just 2 ER and 2 BB. He would only strikeout out two batters through his 6 innings but no worry here, he should only get stronger his next start.
As for the bats, Realmuto was on fire in the leadoff spot! He put the Phillies back on top for good with a 5th inning solo shot. That was one of his two hits on the day, the other was a 7th inning bases clearing double that resulted in 3 of his 4 RBI on the day. Realmuto could even stay at the top of the lineup when Andrew McCutchen returns. Girardi hasn’t made a decision on that yet.
Rhys Hoskins also hit a solo HR in the 7th inning, which was one of his two hits on the day. If Rhys can get hot and stay hot early on in the season, this team can jump out to a nice lead in the NL East. The question with this team will remain to be the pitching as not everyone is sold on them just yet.
New Phillie Stock came in for relief of Nola after a McCutchen pinch hit double pulled Nola from the game. Stock was very good in relief as he allowed just one hit over two innings of work. He struck out 4 batters over those two frames. Adam Morgan shut down the 9th inning as he struck out one while allowing one walk.
The Phillies face off again in Miami at 7:10pm, but the game has been pushed back to 7:30pm due to reasons of the DP4 president that he has yet to comment on.
The probable starters are Zack Wheeler vs Pablo Lopez.
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