Joe Panic made a quick impact in Miami’s lineup in his first game, homing in his first bat and leading an RBI single during a six-run sixth inning as the Marlins rallied for an 11-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
PHILADELPHIA — Joe Panick made an immediate impact in his first game in Miami’s lineup, homing in his first bat and leading an RBI single during a six-run sixth inning as the Marlins won 11-6 for the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. .
“It was good to be out there and make an impact,” Panick said after a 2-for-4 night with two runs and two RBIs. “It was a good night and a good first day. Hopefully there’s more to come.”
Starling Marte delivered three hits each for the Marlins in 4-for-6 for Miami and Garrett Cooper and Adam Duvall. Duvall recorded his 18th homer of the season, and Cooper, Jesus Sanchez and Sandy Lyon each scored two as the Marlins wore Phillies starter Aaron Nola on a damp night and capitalized on the porous Philadelphia bullpen for four extra runs.
“These guys are not leaving,” said Marlins manager Don Mattingly. “We’ll keep playing. A good win tonight. You went down 4-1 to NOLA and you’re not in good shape. … It’s a good sign for our club.”
Bryce Harper hit two singles homers for the Phillies, bringing his season total to 13. It was the 23rd multihomer game of Harper’s career. Nick Matton scored two runs for Philadelphia, which lost 10 of their last 15 matches.
“I believe we can play (better), but we have to start doing it,” said Philips manager Joe Girardi. “That’s the bottom line. And over time we’ve had myriad issues, whether it’s pitching, hitting or defence. A lot of things have happened, but we have to change that.”
Panic was activated by the Marlins before Wednesday’s game after arriving as part of a four-player trade with the Toronto Blue Jays for outfielder Corey Dickerson and pitcher Adam Simber. He went to work, turned on the Nola knuckle-curve and threw it into the bleachers in right field for his third homer of the season in the second innings. In fifth, Panik had an RBI single to right off reliever Naftali Feliz to score a goal off Miguel Rojas and break the 5-all tie.
Lyon scored two runs in the right-field corner with two runs that brought up Sanchez and Panic, giving Miami the lead 8–5. “As Gong lost 4-1 against Aaron Nola, it’s easy to reconcile it and say that today is not our day,” Panick said. “But we had very good batsmen in the fifth innings. That’s what good teams do and they believe in each other. nice to see.”
Miami scored two runs in the sixth, one on a single by Cooper, who scored Jazz Chisholm Jr. The second Marlins scored when Rojas grounder for the third was fouled by Alec Bohm, allowing Marte to score.
A start after Tom Seaver recorded 10 consecutive strikes in a 51-year-old major league record, Nola dismissed 11 Marlins – including eight of the first nine of the game by punchout.
However, Nola’s pitch count quickly rose as he worked into the fifth, failing to break out of the frame after delivering four consecutive two-out singles to Cooper, Duvall, Rojas and Sanchez. Nola (5-5) is a lifetime 4-8 against the Marlins with a 3.58 ERA, with seven earned runs in 4 2/3 innings.
“It’s not what I’m usually doing,” Nola said. “But I will keep working. I need to delve deeper into sports.”
Phillies pitchers recorded 16 strikeouts in the game, but allowed the Marlins to post a season-high 18 hits.
Zach Pop (1-0) played an innings and won.
Marlins: Miguel Rojas was back in the Miami lineup at shortstop on Wednesday after being sent back to the team hotel in Miami ahead of Tuesday night’s game due to an undisclosed illness.
Phillies: Shortstop Didi Gregorius was 1-for-5 with an RBI single in an injury rehab assignment with Leigh Vale on Wednesday. Gregorius, who signed a two-year, $28 million contract in the off-season as a free agent, has played only 32 of the Phillies’ 78 games this season, calling team officials “pseudo-gout”. has been identified as. He could return against the San Diego Padres this weekend. … Phillies manager Joe Girardi said reliever Ranger Suarez suffered a back cramp during the warmup and was unavailable Wednesday.
Teams finish three game sets starting at 6:05 p.m. on Thursday. Miami righthander will start with Pablo Lopez (4-4, 2.87 ERA) while Philadelphia righthander will go with Zach Eflin (2-6, 4.20).
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