The Miami Marlins were on a bit of an offensive hot streak over the past two games but all of that simmered down Monday night as Kyle Kendrick and the rest of the Philadelphia Phillies shut down the Marlins 3-1.
1. Three-run fifth inning: Marlins starter Wade LeBlanc had one bad inning and that was one that decided the game. He allowed a two-run homer to Domonic Brown and during a wild pitch Jimmy Rollins would cross the plate. LeBlanc finished with five innings pitched, three earned runs and five strikeouts to his name while being tagged with his fourth loss of the season.
2. Solano contributes lone run: The Marlins tried to work their way back in the seventh inning when Carlos Lee doubled to begin the inning. Lee would move to third on a Greg Dobbs sacrifice fly and then score on a Donovan Solano sac-fly. Lee’s double was one of only three Marlins hits in the ball game.
3. Kendrick stays hot: As temperatures dropped in Philadelphia during the night, Kendrick stayed hot. He pitched seven innings of two-hit baseball even though allowing one run to cross the plate. He struck out eight Marlins batters during the game as well. It was one of the best games Kendrick has pitched all season.
The Marlins will have a tough match-up Tuesday as they will face Roy Halladay (9-7, 3.87 ERA). The team will send out Nathan Eovaldi (3-5, 4.85 ERA) to face the Phillies.