The Phillies offense finally broke out as they hammered the Marlins 7-1 Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.
5 Phillies had multiple hits, including three for Hunter Pence. Overall, the Phillies pounded Miami’s ace Josh Johnson with 11 hits and 6 runs. Offense came from everywhere tonight, including the much maligned Freddy Galvis, whose 2 RBI double in the bottom of the third really broke the game wide open.
As the Marlin’s ace struggled, Roy Halladay was on cruise control. He went 7 innings, giving up 5 hits and just one run. Doc allowed only two baserunners after the second inning.
The Marlins were without their manager, Ozzie Guillen, as he was suspended for 5 games by the team following his praise of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. The comments caused a firestorm amongst the very large and very anti-Castro Cuban community in Miami. Given that the Marlins just built a new stadium and changed their name to "Miami," Guillen got them off to a pretty awful start in their "new" home.
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