Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Miami0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 370
Philadelphia0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 071
  W: E. Cabrera (3-1)   L: K. Gibson (7-5)   S: T. Scott (16)
10:05 AM PT11:05 AM MT12:05 PM CT1:05 PM ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE11:05 AM CT, August 11, 2022
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  Attendance: 25,444

Phillies face Marlins in search of eighth straight win

According to STATS
According to STATS

Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies

  1. The Phillies lead the season series six games to four including winning two of three at home from June 13-15. Philadelphia shutout Miami in each of their last two meetings. It was just the second time the Phillies have shutout the Marlins in back-to-back games in the same series (August 13-14, 2012).
  2. The Marlins are 6-14 over their last 20 games, but defeated the Cubs on Sunday and are looking for their first two-game win streak since July 13-14. Miami is averaging 2.73 runs per game since the beginning of July, the lowest average in MLB.
  3. Braxton Garrett has recorded seven or more strikeouts in four consecutive starts including two 11 strikeout outings (his career high). Only Shohei Ohtani (seven starts) has a longer active streak of consecutive starts with seven or more strikeouts.
  4. The Phillies swept the Nationals in a four-game series outscoring them, 36-12, including 11 and 12 runs in their last two games. It was the first time they scored double-digits in back-to-back games since July of last year. The last time they did it in three straight was in 2004.
  5. Rhys Hoskins hit .455 (5-for-11) in the Phillies' previous series and hit a home run in each of the series' four games. His career-long home run streak occurred as a rookie in 2017 when he had five consecutive games with a home run.
  6. Darick Hall is hitting .471 (8-for-17) with three home runs, four RBI and four runs scored over his last five games. On Sunday, he had his second multi-home run game and is the only rookie with multiple multi-home run games this season.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/9/2022 thru 8/11/2022

Keith Hernandez might not be a fan, but the Philadelphia Phillies are slowly winning over other skeptics with their play over the past two months.

Winners of seven straight, Philadelphia looks to complete a three-game sweep of the visiting Miami Marlins on Thursday.

The Phillies have won 12 of their last 13 games and are 40-19 under interim manager Rob Thomson. Their most recent victory was one of their most impressive all season.

Trailing 3-1 against Miami ace Sandy Alcantara, the Phillies rallied with three runs on six hits in the eighth inning to secure a 4-3 victory.

Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto delivered a two-out, game-winning RBI single in the win, giving him 26 RBIs in his last 25 games.

Hernandez, the former New York Mets' first baseman and current SNY broadcaster, drew attention after criticizing the Phillies' fundamentals earlier this week.

"I heard about it," Thomson said. "He's a good baseball man and I respect his opinion but it doesn't mean I have to agree with it because I don't."

Philadelphia has won its last six meetings against the Marlins, who have lost nine of 11.

One bright spot for Miami has been the play of rookie outfielder JJ Bleday, who singled, doubled, tripled and drove in a run in Wednesday's contest.

"JJ puts good at-bats together, and really, it's going to be a matter of shortening the route and really just tightening up his swing to a point, because he gets himself good pitches to hit, he's not a big chase guy," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said.

Fellow rookie Charles Leblanc extended his on-base streak to start his career to 10 consecutive games with a second-inning single. He is batting .455 (17-for-39) during the stretch.

Miami will send right-hander Edward Cabrera (2-1, 2.61 ERA) to the mound for the series finale. He returned after spending almost two months on the injured list with right elbow tendinitis and tossed five scoreless innings against the Chicago Cubs last Friday.

Cabrera, 24, walked three and struck out eight while throwing 78 pitches.

"Cabrera was good," Mattingly said. "I thought he was aggressive. Early, a little bit off command wise. But as the game went on, it looked like he got better. He kept blending the off-speed stuff. Couldn't ask for much more than that for a guy coming back off rehab."

Cabrera is making his first career appearance versus Philadelphia. He has made just four starts this season after missing the beginning of the campaign with a right biceps injury.

Philadelphia will counter with right-hander Kyle Gibson (7-4, 4.36), who has won three of his last four starts.

Gibson, 34, allowed one run on two hits over eight innings in a 7-2 win over the Washington Nationals last Friday. He retired his first 18 batters and threw 105 pitches in the victory.

"His two-seamer was really good," Washington manager Dave Martinez said. "His cutter was good. He didn't throw a slider for a strike until, like, the third time through the order. But man, that was pretty nasty."

Joey Wendle is 7-for-20 against Gibson, who is 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA in three previous starts versus Miami this season.

--Field Level Media

Updated August 11, 2022