'Pen hurts Marlins in Philly following rally in extras
After Pierre scores in 10th, Cishek allows tying shot, Olmos a walk-off
PHILADELPHIA -- A crazy game had a wild finish at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday night.
John Mayberry Jr. delivered a walk-off grand slam off Edgar Olmos in the 11th inning to lift the Phillies to a 7-3 win over the Marlins in front of 38,932.
Mayberry has the distinction of being the first player in baseball history to belt two home runs in extra innings with the second home run a walk-off grand slam. He is the first Phillies player to hit a walk-off slam since Dale Murphy on Aug. 6, 1991. It was Mayberry's game-tying shot off Steve Cishek in the 10th that pulled the Phillies even at 3.
Prior to Mayberry's heroics, the Marlins were lined up for a series-tying win with the go-ahead run scoring on a wild pitch. Juan Pierre manufactured a run in the top of the 10th, but Miami was unable to secure the win.
"[Pierre] scoring on a wild pitch, and then you can't finish it out," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "We had it lined up perfect and it didn't work out. Their offense, they can put the ball in the seats, pretty much at will. That's something that we're not able to do."
Olmos, called up from Double-A Jacksonville, appeared in his second big league game. He tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings on Monday, and showing how quickly things happen in the big leagues, all four runs he allowed in the 11th were unearned.
"It's a tough loss," Redmond said. "We battled. We had a couple of opportunities early in the game, we had runner there on third with one out, and we couldn't get those add-on runs like we've talked about all year."
Domonic Brown reached with one out in the 11th when Olmos was unable to cleanly field the slow grounder. The pitcher was charged with an error. Kyle Kendrick dropped a pinch-hit sacrifice bunt down, and the Marlins opted to intentionally walk Freddy Galvis. Olmos also ended up walking Erik Kratz on four pitches, filling the bases for Mayberry, who belted the ball into the left-field seats.
"It feels pretty good, I can't lie to you," Mayberry said. "That's definitely a first. This is one of those days I'll remember forever."
The Marlins are now 1-5 in extra innings.
They manufactured the go-ahead run in the 10th inning on the speed of Pierre, who drew a leadoff walk against lefty Antonio Bastardo. Pierre fell behind two strikes in the count, but he capped the nine-pitch showdown with a walk. He advanced to second on Ed Lucas' sacrifice bunt, and then stole third.
Pierre dashed home with the go-ahead run on Bastardo's wild pitch on a 2-2 slider that bounced away from Kratz.
"At the end of the day, we manufactured a run," Redmond said. "J.P. getting on base with a walk."
The lead was short-lived as Mayberry belted the game-tying home run in the 10th off Cishek, who has now converted five of seven save chances.
"I threw him four straight heaters, so I just tried to put him away with a slider," Cishek said. "It just backed up on me. I didn't get away with it. He got all of it. Hats off to him. That's a big momentum shift for us, and it [stinks] for us."
Cishek has given up three home runs in 24 innings this year, compared to 2012, when he allowed three homers in 62 2/3 innings.
"I had a 2-2 count and was trying to put a ball in play, be a tough out," Mayberry said. "The second one he was having some control problems, and I was trying to be aggressive in a certain zone, and I was able to put a good swing on it."
Miami's Ricky Nolasco enjoyed a strong start, but ended up with a no-decision. It was yet another start where the right-hander was impressive but had little to show for it. In 6 2/3 innings, he gave up two runs on four hits while striking out six.
In Nolasco's last three starts, he is 0-1 with a 2.65 ERA.
"We did a good job of battling all night," Nolasco said. "J.P. hustling, giving us that late-inning lead there. Those guys just kept battling back.
"This ballpark is dangerous. We saw that very well tonight. Game is never over in this stadium. They took advantage, for sure, of the ballpark tonight. We just have to come back and try to get them tomorrow."
The Marlins had plenty of chances off right-hander Jonathan Pettibone, who allowed just two runs (one earned) on seven hits in six innings.
In the second inning, the Marlins pushed across a run on Casey Kotchman's RBI groundout to short. Marcell Ozuna got the inning going with a double to left, and he moved to third on Derek Dietrich's single to left. With runners on second and third, Kotchman bounced to short as Ozuna raced home.
Miami tacked on another run in the fifth inning, but failed to produce a big inning.
Rob Brantly delivered an RBI single, scoring Adeiny Hechavarria, who singled. The run was ruled unearned because on Hechavarria's stolen-base attempt, shortstop Jimmy Rollins had the ball knocked out of his glove while attempting the tag at second base. An error was charged to Rollins.
The Marlins had the bases loaded with one out in the fifth, but scored just once.
The Marlins have a quick turnaround, wrapping up the series on Thursday afternoon.
"This is tough, but we're professionals," Nolasco said. "So we have to be able to know how to do that and come back the next day and take care of business."