There were a total of 30 runs scored between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins. The Marlins are who came out on the winning end considering they were down early in the game.
Starlin Castro homered twice and drove in five runs, and Miami overcame the Phillies seven-run lead before rallying to win 19-11 on Friday night, its highest-scoring game at Marlins Park.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, the 3rd inning tonight was the first time in club history that the Marlins overcame a deficit of 7 plus runs in 1 inning. They are the first team to do so since St. Louis scored 10 when trailing 7-0 in the 5th at Cincinnati on July 19 this season.
“To be able to come from seven down early, obviously I would have never thought it would have ended like this with the way it started,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said.
The game was long, four hours and ten minutes long. The Phillies were 124-0 when leading by seven runs over the last ten seasons.
Philadelphia played without star Bryce Harper, who was placed on the paternity list.
The Marlins lost Brian Anderson. He suffered a broken finger on his left hand after being hit by a pitch and could miss the rest of the season. Anderson is batting .261 and leads the team with 20 homers and 65 RBI.
“Today was a tough day for me, but I keep looking at it like it was a great day for our team,” Anderson said. “Like the best day, I could even say with the way we came back from that streak we had going and with the way our guys fought today, that helped me out a lot.”
Isan Diaz hit a three-run homer helping the Marlins add 19 hits on the box score, and the fish have won six of their last seven over the Phillies. Diaz is steadily gaining support from his teammates since his arrival to the team since being promoted from the minors.
“It’s positive reinforcement,” Diaz said. “I tend to soak it all in and try to use it to my advantage. Any little bit of information is key in this game. Anything that can help is something good, and you can use on the field.”
The Marlins kept the ball in the park to end their franchise record of allowing a home run in 23 consecutive games, dating back to July 29. It was the fourth-longest streak in major league history.
The beat goes on.
For the Phillies, RHP Zach Eflin will start Saturday in Miami.
For the Marlins, RHP Jordan Yamamoto who has lost his last four decisions over six starts.