Joe Blanton vs Ricky Nolasco Battle Sees Philadelphia Fall 5-2
Miami got 7 innings of work from Ricky Nolasco en route to a 5-2 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday at Marlins Park.
Bettors who backed the Marlins were rewarded as -130 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.
Ricky Nolasco earned the victory for the Marlins, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 0, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Hanley Ramirez in the win.
Philadelphia's starting pitcher Joe Blanton worked 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Juan Pierre in a losing cause.
Heath Bell pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Next game, Miami takes its act on the road to face Milwaukee looking for another win. For Philadelphia, they head on the road to face New York.