After a dramatic series win over the Cardinals, the Phillies went on the road on Monday night and opened up their series against the Marlins with a 4-0 win. Cole Hamels was dominant for the Phils, going the distance to earn the shutout win. In his nine innings of work, he allowed just seven hits and struck out five. Miami put a man on third in the bottom of the first inning, but Hamels would completely settle in after that minor hiccup and control the Marlins' hitters.
Philly would get to Miami starter Nate Eovaldi the second time through the order, scoring runs in the third and fourth innings. The lineup strung together three hits and was the beneficiary of a Miami error in the third to put a two-spot up on the board. After back-to-back singles by Jimmy Rollins and Juan Pierre, Chase Utley would rip a double to right to plate Rollins and break the scoreless tie. Pierre would score from third on an error after John Mayberry, Jr. sent one to Greg Dobbs at the hot corner.
One inning later, the Rollins-Pierre duo would strike again. Pierre caught an Eovaldi offering and drove it to deep right for a triple, scoring Rollins from first to make it 3-0. That was more than enough for Hamels, who was completely settling into a groove at that point.
Kyle Kendrick will take the mound in the second game on Tuesday and try to build off the work of Hamels.
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