Slow start by All-Star Nola as Phillies lose to Marlins 2-0

MIAMI (AP) Aaron Nola needed three batters to settle down Saturday, and by then it was too late.

The All-Star right-hander gave up two runs in the first inning and the punchless Philadelphia Phillies never recovered, losing to the Miami Marlins 2-0.

The NL East-leading Phillies have scored only 24 runs in their past nine games.

Nola (12-3) needed 31 pitches to get through the first. After he loaded the bases with none out, one run scored on a groundout, and another came home on Martin Prado's two-out single.

In that one inning, Nola surrendered as many runs as he had given up in his previous three starts combined.

''We got him early,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''That's what you need to do.''

Nola said his curve wasn't sharp at the outset.

''They got a couple of hits in the first inning and moved some guys over,'' he said. ''After that, I felt I settled in.''

Nola allowed only two baserunners after the first, one on a bizarre two-base error by third baseman Maikel Franco. By allowing two runs in six innings, Nola hiked his ERA to 2.30.

''We did pretty good in the first inning, and then he was attacking more,'' Prado said. ''He's a guy who along the way just gets better.''

Trevor Richards (3-5) pitched six innings and didn't allow a run. Three relievers completed the eight-hitter, and Kyle Barraclough pitched around a pair of two-out singles in the ninth for his ninth save and the Marlins' eighth shutout.

The Phils went 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position.

''I thought we actually struck the ball really well throughout the game - lots of crisp line drives,'' manager Gabe Kapler said.

Miami won with four hits.

Attendance was 14,793 on bark at the park day, with fans invited to bring along a dog. The crowd was the largest at Marlins Park since April 14.

SLICK FIELDING

Marlins center fielder Cameron Maybin made a running catch as his glove banged against the wall, robbing Rhys Hoskins of an RBI extra-base hit to end the fifth.

''That was an incredible play,'' Richards said. ''He saved the game right there. He covered some ground.''

OOPS

Franco had an embarrassing mental lapse in the sixth. He backhanded a two-hopper hit by Starlin Castro in foul territory behind third base, started to throw and held up, apparently thinking he had grabbed a foul ball. Franco then turned and tossed the ball to a fan in the fourth row.

But the ball was fair, and because Franco threw it into the stands, Castro was awarded second base.

''That was a first for me,'' Mattingly said.

Nola pitched around the error by retiring the next batter to end the inning.

OVERLOADED

When Nola had a 1-2 count against left-handed hitter Derek Dietrich in the fifth, the Phillies stationed all four infielders on the right side. Dietrich then struck out.

MILESTONE

Nola increased his career strikeout total to 504. He reached the 500 milestone in 480 innings, faster than any previous Phil.

TRAINER'S ROOM

After the game, the Phillies said they'll place RHP Zach Eflin (7-2, 3.15) on the 10-day disabled list because of a blister on the right middle finger of his pitching hand. He had been scheduled to start Sunday, and said he'll instead take advantage of the upcoming All-Star break to fully heal.

''I just want to take it back to the way it was at the beginning of the year,'' Eflin said. ''I'm going to be on 10 or 11 days' rest. It will be completely gone by the time I get back in the second half.''

Kapler said Eflin should be able to rejoin the rotation right after the break.

UP NEXT

Phils RHP Enyel De Los Santos (1-0, 4.26) will be recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start Sunday in place of Eflin against RHP Jose Urena (2-9, 4.13).

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  • W: T. Richards (3-5)L: A. Nola (12-3)S: K. Barraclough (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B40100001.270.377.376.7531.0
R. Hoskins LF40200002.255.364.461.8252.0
O. Herrera CF40100002.276.327.460.7871.0
C. Santana 1B40000024.211.355.401.755-1.0
M. Franco 3B30000112.269.318.462.7800.5
N. Williams RF30000111.248.323.436.7590.5
S. Kingery SS40200001.236.282.339.6212.0
J. Alfaro C30100012.254.300.399.7001.5
a- A. Knapp PH10100000.238.326.405.7311.0
A. Nola P10000001.081.105.108.2130.0
b- A. Altherr PH10000001.175.295.311.6060.0
M. Leiter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Davis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- J. Valentin PH10000002.177.257.323.5800.0
  • a-singled for Alfaro in the 9th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Nola in the 7th
  • c-fouled out for Davis in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Dietrich LF41100011.288.350.452.8021.5
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J. Riddle SS00000000.266.295.448.7430.0
B. Anderson RF41100000.284.360.416.7762.0
J. Realmuto C20000100.310.365.539.9042.0
J. Bour 1B40000034.235.360.416.776-1.5
K. Barraclough P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Castro 2B40010001.289.337.408.7441.0
M. Prado 3B30210001.228.275.285.5593.0
M. Rojas SS-1B30000003.254.310.349.6590.0
C. Maybin CF20000111.233.319.305.6242.5
T. Richards P20000010.118.167.118.284-0.5
B. Ziegler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- G. Cooper PH-LF10000001.214.313.214.5270.0
  • a-grounded out for Ziegler in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Alfaro (13)
  • SH - A. Nola (6)
BATTING
  • RBI - S. Castro (37), M. Prado (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Prado (7)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Maybin (7)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Franco (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rojas-Castro-Bour)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola (L, 12-3)6.04221502.300.9811.5
M. Leiter0.20001004.611.24-1.0
A. Davis1.10000103.271.363.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola (L, 12-3)6.0
M. Leiter0.2
A. Davis1.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Richards (W, 3-5)6.04002404.741.5524.0
B. Ziegler (H, 9)1.01000004.401.362.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 13)1.01000103.381.272.5
K. Barraclough (S, 9)1.02000001.280.978.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Richards (W, 3-5)6.0
B. Ziegler (H, 9)1.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 13)1.0
K. Barraclough (S, 9)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Davis
  • HBP - A. Davis
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 93-64, M. Leiter 15-9, A. Davis 19-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 10-4, M. Leiter 1-1, A. Davis 2-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 24, M. Leiter 3, A. Davis 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Richards 98-65, B. Ziegler 9-5, D. Steckenrider 21-13, K. Barraclough 23-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Richards 5-9, B. Ziegler 2-0, K. Barraclough 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Richards 24, B. Ziegler 3, D. Steckenrider 4, K. Barraclough 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B40100001.270.377.376.7531.0
R. Hoskins LF40200002.255.364.461.8252.0
O. Herrera CF40100002.276.327.460.7871.0
C. Santana 1B40000024.211.355.401.755-1.0
M. Franco 3B30000112.269.318.462.7800.5
N. Williams RF30000111.248.323.436.7590.5
S. Kingery SS40200001.236.282.339.6212.0
J. Alfaro C30100012.254.300.399.7001.5
a- A. Knapp PH10100000.238.326.405.7311.0
A. Nola P10000001.081.105.108.2130.0
b- A. Altherr PH10000001.175.295.311.6060.0
M. Leiter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Davis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- J. Valentin PH10000002.177.257.323.5800.0
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  • a-singled for Alfaro in the 9th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Nola in the 7th
  • c-fouled out for Davis in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Dietrich LF41100011.288.350.452.8021.5
D. Steckenrider P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Riddle SS00000000.266.295.448.7430.0
B. Anderson RF41100000.284.360.416.7762.0
J. Realmuto C20000100.310.365.539.9042.0
J. Bour 1B40000034.235.360.416.776-1.5
K. Barraclough P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Castro 2B40010001.289.337.408.7441.0
M. Prado 3B30210001.228.275.285.5593.0
M. Rojas SS-1B30000003.254.310.349.6590.0
C. Maybin CF20000111.233.319.305.6242.5
T. Richards P20000010.118.167.118.284-0.5
B. Ziegler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- G. Cooper PH-LF10000001.214.313.214.5270.0
Total2924202612-----
  • a-grounded out for Ziegler in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Alfaro (13)
  • SH - A. Nola (6)
BATTING
  • RBI - S. Castro (37), M. Prado (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Prado (7)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Maybin (7)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Franco (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rojas-Castro-Bour)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola (L, 12-3)6.04221502.300.9811.5
M. Leiter0.20001004.611.24-1.0
A. Davis1.10000103.271.363.5
Total8.0422260---
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola (L, 12-3)6.0
M. Leiter0.2
A. Davis1.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Richards (W, 3-5)6.04002404.741.5524.0
B. Ziegler (H, 9)1.01000004.401.362.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 13)1.01000103.381.272.5
K. Barraclough (S, 9)1.02000001.280.978.0
Total9.0800250---
PITCHERSIP
T. Richards (W, 3-5)6.0
B. Ziegler (H, 9)1.0
D. Steckenrider (H, 13)1.0
K. Barraclough (S, 9)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - A. Davis
  • HBP - A. Davis
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 93-64, M. Leiter 15-9, A. Davis 19-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 10-4, M. Leiter 1-1, A. Davis 2-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 24, M. Leiter 3, A. Davis 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Richards 98-65, B. Ziegler 9-5, D. Steckenrider 21-13, K. Barraclough 23-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Richards 5-9, B. Ziegler 2-0, K. Barraclough 1-2
  • Batters Faced - T. Richards 24, B. Ziegler 3, D. Steckenrider 4, K. Barraclough 5
  • 1ST INNING
    Prado singled to right, Anderson scored, Castro to third02
    Castro reached on fielder's choice to third, Dietrich scored, Anderson to third, Realmuto out at second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kyle Barraclough pitching
    • JT Riddle at shortstop
    • Ma. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Franco popped out to second
    • N. Williams: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Williams grounded out to first
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kingery singled to center
    • Andrew Knapp hit for Jorge Alfaro
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Knapp singled to center, Kingery to third
    • Jesmuel Valentin hit for Austin Davis
    • J. Valentin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Valentin fouled out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Drew Steckenrider pitching
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez singled to left
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hoskins popped out to shortstop
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Herrera flied out to center
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Davis Pitching:
    • Br. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Anderson popped out to second
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Realmuto hit by pitch
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bour struck out looking
    • St. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Realmuto to second on wild pitch, Castro grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Brad Ziegler relieved Trevor Richards
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Ball, Kingery singled to center
    • J. Alfaro: Alfaro reached on fielder's choice to second, Kingery out at second
    • Aaron Altherr hit for Aaron Nola
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Altherr grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Alfaro out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Mark Leiter pitching
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Rojas lined out to second
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Maybin walked
    • Garrett Cooper hit for Brad Ziegler
    • G. Cooper: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Maybin stole second, Strike looking, Cooper grounded out to third, Maybin to third
    • Austin Davis relieved Mark Leiter
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Dietrich grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Herrera grounded out to second
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Santana lined out to right
    • Ma. Franco: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Franco walked
    • N. Williams: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Realmuto grounded out to third
    • J. Bour: Bour grounded out to shortstop
    • St. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castro safe at first on 3rd baseman Franco fielding error, Castro to second
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Prado popped out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Foul, Foul, Alfaro doubled to right
    • A. Nola: Nola hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Alfaro to third
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hernandez popped out to shortstop
    • R. Hoskins: Hoskins flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • T. Richards: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Richards grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Dietrich struck out on foul tip
    • Br. Anderson: Anderson grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • Ma. Franco: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Franco grounded out to second
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Williams lined out to left
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Kingery lined out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • St. Castro: Castro lined out to right
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Prado singled to center
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Rojas flied out to center
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Maybin grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez lined out to center
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hoskins reached on an infield single to second
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Strike looking, Herrera flied out to center
    • C. Santana: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Santana grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • Br. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Foul, Realmuto grounded out to first
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bour struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Williams walked
    • S. Kingery: Strike swinging, Kingery flied out to right
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • A. Nola: Foul, Ball, Nola grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Maybin struck out looking
    • T. Richards: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Richards struck out looking
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Dietrich flied out to left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Richards Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Hernandez lined out to center
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Strike looking, Hoskins singled to center
    • O. Herrera: Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Herrera reached on an infield single to second, Hoskins to second
    • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
    • Ma. Franco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Franco struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dietrich singled to center
    • Br. Anderson: Foul, Anderson singled to center, Dietrich to second
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Realmuto walked, Dietrich to third, Anderson to second
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bour struck out swinging
    • St. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Castro reached on fielder's choice to third, Dietrich scored, Anderson to third, Realmuto out at second
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Prado singled to right, Anderson scored, Castro to third
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Rojas grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Prado out at second
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)