The Miami Marlins will go another year with a losing record after falling to the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Wednesday.
The Marlins have had a losing record for five seasons running now with their last winning campaign coming in 2009. The 75 wins that Miami has thus far is still good for the most since 2011 and the Marlins should avoid last place.
Brad Hand finished his season with a good effort and a no-decision. Hand who made strides this season went seven innings and allowed a run on six hits. The left-hander did walk three but was able to pitch himself out of trouble for the most part.
Hand ends up with a 4.38 E.R.A this year and could be involved in a Spring Training competition for a roster spot again in February.
Miami only had seven hits in all but five of them were doubles. Donovan Solano (11), Christian Yelich (30), and Enrique Hernandez (6) each had one two-base hit. Garrett Jones doubled twice to give him 31 on the season. Hernandez also tripled for the third time this season while making another start in center-field in place of Marcell Ozuna.
The Marlins were able to get runners in scoring position but then could do no more. As a team, the Marlins were only 1-8 in such situations. Miami left five men on base combined and hit into a pair of double-plays.
The Marlins will wrap up their home schedule on Thursday when Tom Koehler makes the start.