By Eric Jacinto
The Phillies entered tonight's game versus the Miami Marlins a half-game ahead of the Atlanta Braves for first place. This was the first home game for the Phillies since the trade deadline as the they made three trades within a span of five days. The first trade, they made was last Friday for second baseman, Asdrubal Cabrera from the New York Mets. Then on Tuesday, during the non-waiver trade deadline day, they made two more trades as they traded for two-time All-Star, Wilson Ramos from the Tampa Bay Rays and left-handed relief pitcher, Aaron Loup.
The Phillies went into the ninth inning down 2-1 with the only run coming off Rhys Hoskins 22nd home run of the season. The Phillies tied the game on a dribbler to the mound by Nick Williams which resulted in a fielder's choice-groundout. Maikel Franco came up next and on an 2-0 breaking ball, Franco crushed the ball to left-field for a game winning walk-off home run his 18th of the season as the Phillies beat the Marlins 5-2 to stay a half-game ahead of the Braves for first.
With this win the Phillies win their 60th game, they won 66 games (finished in last place) all of last season and now are six wins away from matching last season's win total that's insane the turn around they've had this season. They didn't get their 60th win until their 151st game of the season on September 19th against the eventual NL Champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 6-2 win. This team could very well come close to 90 wins, they haven't won 90 games since 2011 when they won 102.
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