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New York Post 18 July, 2021 - 04:31pm

Why was Phillies game suspended today?

Published July 18, 2021. Updated on July 18, 2021 at 5:50 am. The game between the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night was suspended due to rain with no outs in the top of the 10th inning. The game will resume at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, followed by the regularly scheduled series finale. NBC 6 South FloridaMarlins-Phillies Game Suspended Due to Rain, Will Resume Sunday

Did the Phillies win the first game of the doubleheader?

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Travis Jankowski drove in four runs, Matt Moore struck out nine while pitching into the fifth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday. ... Miguel Rojas had three hits and drove in a run for Miami. CBS MiamiMarlins Lose To Phillies In Game 1 Of Double Header 5-2

Painter, a 6-7 right-handed pitcher, was the 13th overall pick in the draft. He received a $3.9 million signing bonus. He had been committed to the University of Florida.

Painter, 18, immediately becomes one of the Phillies’ top prospects, joining Mick Abel, the club’s top pick a year ago. Abel is a 6-5 right-hander. The Phillies hope the duo blossoms into a dominant 1-2 punch in the majors someday.

Abel, 19, is currently pitching at Low A Clearwater.

The Phillies made 20 picks in the draft earlier this week. Fourteen of them were pitchers.

One of the storylines of the second half of the Phillies season recommences Sunday afternoon when Zack Wheeler takes the mound against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.

With 44 percent of the season remaining, Wheeler is a candidate for the National League Cy Young award. The Phillies haven’t had a Cy Young winner since Roy Halladay in 2010.

It was not clear Saturday night who Wheeler would pitch against in the series finale against Miami. The Marlins placed scheduled starter Pablo Lopez on the injured list with a right rotator cuff strain on Saturday.

Wheeler comes into Sunday’s start tied for the majors’ lead in innings pitched (119 2/3). He is third in strikeouts with 145 and fourth in the NL in ERA at 2.26.

Two-time NL Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets is the frontrunner to win the award again. He leads the majors with a 1.08 ERA. But deGrom has pitched significantly fewer innings (92) than Wheeler and on Saturday was shut down with forearm tightness. He will not make his scheduled start Monday for the Mets.

San Francisco’s Kevin Gausman, Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff, Miami’s Trevor Rogers and the Dodgers’ Walker Buehler are also in the running for the NL Cy Young with more than two months to go.

Wheeler signed a five-year, $118 million contract with the Phillies before the 2020 season. He has a 2.50 ERA in 29 starts with the club.

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MIA 4, PHI 7: Fish Lose Jazz and Coop, Drop 3-of-4

Fish Stripes 18 July, 2021 - 09:01pm

Jazz and Cooper leave with injuries as the bullpen cost Miami.

Picking up a 2-2 game originally suspended Saturday night due to prevailing rains across the Northeast, former Marlins’ catcher J.T. Realmuto slugged the Phillies to victory with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning in a 4-2 final.

Come the bottom of the 1st in the originally scheduled afternoon game, and the Marlins would experience another blow, this time when second baseman Jazz Chisholm had to be removed from the game following an awkward dive on a Bryce Harper bloop that fell for a base hit. It would later be confirmed that Chisholm suffered a left shoulder contusion.

Things would look up for Miami, though, however, as the team overcame an early 2-0 deficit with a 4-run third inning, highlighted by Adam Duvall’s 20th home run of the season off team-ace Zack Wheeler. Wheeler entered Sunday’s outing with a 1.74 ERA in 16 career starts against the Marlins dating back to 2013.

Adam Duvall makes it 4-2 off Marlins arch nemesis Zack Wheeler.

But while the 3rd inning provided a sense of encouragement for the Fish, the Phillies would scratch back over the next two innings.

Braxton Garrett, who started in place of the injured Pablo López, lasted just 4.1 innings before an Andrew McCutchen solo home run knocked him from the game, cutting the deficit to 4-3. Reliever John Curtiss would retire first baseman Rhys Hoskins before surrendering a game-tying home run to Didi Gregorius.

Wheeler would recover from a rough third inning to give the Phillies 6 innings, striking out 7 en-route to his 7th win of the season.

Miami called upon Anthony Bender in the 6th, though, a Jorge Alfaro passed ball facilitated what would be another multi-run inning for Philadelphia. After starting his big league career having allowed no earned runs over his first 21.1 innings pitched, Bender has gone on to allow 8 earned over his last 10 innings pitched (7.20 ERA) since June 29th.

The Fish would be dealt another blow on the injury front Sunday as Garrett Cooper - starting at first base - would exit in the bottom of the 8th following what manager Don Mattingly confirmed was an elbow injury. Per original reports, Cooper wasn’t initially listed as a starter for Sunday’s game.

“We’ll do some tests when we get to D.C., but right now, we just don’t know,” noted Mattingly postgame. The Marlins will open a three-game set against the Nationals in Washington on Monday.

Having lost 3-of-4 in Philadelphia, the Marlins will look to regain some momentum in Washington Monday in what is a scheduled bullpen game. Mattingly noted that all signs point to Ross Detwiller serving as the club’s opener in the series opener.

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