Phillies Vs. Marlins Recap: Miami Roughs Up Cliff Lee, Takes Opener 6-2

The Miami Marlins opened their weekend series with the Philadelphia Phillies with a 6-2 win at Marlins Park. The Fish jumped on Cliff Lee early and chased the lefty after just 4.2 innings of work. Lee gave up all six runs and was hammered by Miami's lineup.

Logan Morrison knocked in the first run in the bottom of the opening inning, sending a ground out to the pitcher that scored Jose Reyes. Miami added two more in the third with a four-hit inning. Giancarlo Stanton started the rally and singled home Hanley Ramirez. After back-to-back singles, Stanton came home on a bases-loaded sac fly by Omar Infante. Justin Ruggiano and John Buck knocked out Lee in the fifth by adding three more. Ruggiano got a hold of one and doubled home both Morrison and Stanton to open things up.

While Lee scuffled, Josh Johnson was impressive for Ozzie Guillen. He went six strong innings, allowing just one run on four hits. He brought his record on the year to 5-5 and took advantage of the early lead spotted to him by the offense. Miami will try to take the series on Saturday with Mark Buerhle on the mound. He will be opposed by Cole Hamels.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For more on the Phillies check out The Good Phight. Head over to Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.