The Miami Marlins were unable to hold a late lead once again in their 6-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Much like Saturday's tough loss, Miami held a lead going into the eighth inning. The Phillies would score twice in that eighth frame to capture the advantage and held onto win. Miami also led 3-0 earlier in the game and ended up losing a series that it could have possibly swept.
Justin Nicolino put together another fine performance with a quality start. Nicolino went six innings in which he allowed two earned runs on seven hits. The lefty walked one and also struck out one. The 24-year old was long gone when the deciding run crossed the plate, and ended up with a no decision.
David Phelps took the loss for Miami with a rare poor performance. Phelps who has been reliable and consistent this year, allowed a pair of runs in his one inning of work. The right-hander gave up two hits and a walk while striking out one.
Chris Johnson hit his first home run of the season while appearing as a pinch-hitter. It was a moment of redemption for Johnson after he committed a critical error in Saturday's loss. Johnson is now hitting .237 on the season while filling in at first base and third base.
Martin Prado had a big day with four hits including his sixth double of the season. Prado is hitting .396 on the season which leads the team and nearly leads all of Major League Baseball.
Miami will open up a new series on Monday when it hosts the Milwaukee Brewers with Jose Fernandez set to start.