Instant Replay: Marlins 14, Phillies 2

Instant Replay: Marlins 14, Phillies 2
May 5, 2013, 5:30 pm
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It got ugly quickly for Roy Halladay on Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

Five days removed from allowing eight runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings in a 12-run loss to Cleveland, Halladay gave up nine runs on four hits, four walks and a pair of hit batsmen in just 2 1/3 innings during the 14-2 loss to the Miami Marlins.

If Halladay’s outing wasn’t troublesome enough, the Phillies’ offense was blanked for the first seven innings a night after getting shutout on a one-hitter.

The loss was the Phillies’ second in a row to the Marlins and sends them to 14-18, five games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves in the NL East.

Starting pitching report
Halladay has faced 37 hitters over the last two games and 17 of them have scored. Meanwhile, Halladay has worked with catcher Carlos Ruiz for six innings and allowed 17 runs on four homers, six walks and 13 hits.

Halladay is the seventh Phillies’ pitcher to allow at least eight runs in consecutive starts and the first to do so since Mike Welch allowed 16 runs over 6 1/3 innings in two straight starts in 1998.

In 1930, a right-handed pitcher named Claude Willoughby allowed eight-plus runs in three straight starts, but won one of those with a complete game.

For the Marlins, Kevin Slowey got his first win of the season by scattering a pair of hits in seven innings. The right-hander struck out seven and walked two.

Bullpen report
Raul Valdes come in for Halladay and ate up 3 1/3 innings, allowing a run on four hits and a walk.

Chad Durbin gave up a pair of runs on three hits, including a homer, in 1 2/3 innings. Jeremy Horst finished up, giving up a pair of runs on a homer in the ninth.

At the plate
Adeiny Hechavarria was the slugging star for the Marlins, belting a bases-loaded triple off Halladay in the first inning and a grand slam in the third. Headed into the game, Hechavarria had three RBIs this season and 18 RBIs in 58 big-league games. Against Halladay, Hechavarria had seven RBIs by the third inning.

Marcell Ozuna drove in a pair of runs with a bases-loaded double in the first inning and another on a bases-loaded single in the sixth and Justin Ruggiano hit a pair of homers — one in the eighth and one in the ninth.

For the Phillies, Freddy Galvis, Ben Revere, Jimmy Rollins and Michael Young had the hits.

That was it.

Next up
The Phillies head to San Francisco where they will open a seven-game trip on Monday night. The pitching matchups for the three games against the Giants are:

Monday: Cliff Lee (2-2, 3.46) vs. Madison Bumgarner (3-0, 1.55)

Tuesday: Kyle Kendrick (3-1, 2.43) vs. Tim Lincecum (2-1, 4.41)

Wednesday: Jonathan Pettibone (2-0, 3.24) vs. Barry Zito (3-1, 3.06)

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