The Miami Marlins won 9-2 against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday in Miami. The team is now just 53-65 on the season and improves to 29-31 at home. Miami showed some flashes this season especially early, but quickly faded. They came out with all the pizazz and flair of a siesta and were energized by their new stadium and uniforms. In the offseason they will have to find a way to get the stands filled and getting more talent should certainly help that.
The Marlins got their 9 runs on Wednesday from 11 hits. One of those hits was a homerun off the bat of Dobbs who hit his fourth of the season. The team started off slow and did not get a run across until the fourth inning when they scored 2. They later went off in the 8th to score 6 runs and cruise to victory. Buehrle pitched well enough and was able to get his 10th win of the season, which brings his overall record to 10-11.
The Phillies fall to 54-63 with the loss and are now 28-30 in away games this season. Their two runs came between the 5th and sixth inning off of 5 total team hits. Wigginton hit his 10th homer for the Phils in one of those innings and the team used this offense to tie the game in the top of the 6th. They quickly lost the lead in the bottom of that inning, however, and never got back into the swing of things. The loss was credited to Halladay who is aging and is just 6-7 this season.