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Marlins Throw Four Wild Pitches in Loss

The Marlins combined for four wild pitches in a 7-4 loss to the Phillies on Tuesday



    Marlins Throw Four Wild Pitches in Loss
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    Andrew Heaney struggled and fell to 0-2

    The Miami Marlins threw a combined four wild pitches in a 7-4 defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.

    Andrew Heaney was responsible for two of those errant pitches. The top prospect struggled in his second big league start in which he allowed five runs in five innings of work. Heaney struck out five and walked two.

    The left-hander gave up three of the runs in the first but then settled in until the sixth when he gave up a lead-off double and was lifted.

    The first arm out of the pen was Bryan Morris who threw the other two wild pitches in the game. Morris gave up two runs on two hits in an inning of work. It was the first time that Morris had allowed a run since joining Miami.

    Defensively, it was a tough game for the Marlins outside of just the wild pitches. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (9) and Derek Dietrich (9) each committed an error.

    Garrett Jones hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to trim the deficit to three. It was the tenth blast of the year for Jones.

    Giancarlo Stanton doubled twice in the game to give him 20 two-baggers on the season. Casey McGehee brought home a run and has 47 runs batted in on the season now.

    On Wednesday, Henderson Alvarez is slated to take the mound and will try and give Miami the edge in the four-game series.