The Phillies are cruising into the All-Star break after completing a three-game sweep over the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon. It was a thoroughly lopsided affair, as the Marlins couldn’t get anything going off of All-Star snub Aaron Nola, and the Phillies’ hitters have found their stride in Southern Florida.
Nola was his usual dominant self, just missing a complete game shutout. All told, Nola hurled 8.1 scoreless innings, only allowing one walk and four hits while striking out 10. He ran into a bit of trouble in the top of the ninth, but the recently unhittable José Alvarado slammed the door.
On the other side of the ball, Alec Bohm notched a single and a double while driving in one, Johan Camargo collected two base hits, and Yairo Muñoz launched a two-run shot to cap off a four-run fourth inning. It’s another nice night for the Phils’ lineup, coming on the heels of Saturday’s 10-0 blowout. Interestingly enough, Kyle Schwarber is limping his way into the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game after going hitless in four trips to the plate this afternoon.
The Phillies will now have four days off before taking on the Cubs at home over the weekend. Today’s win pulls them into a tie with the Cardinals for the third and final wildcard spot, but seeing as the Phillies won the season series, they are currently set to be the last team in the playoffs.