MIAMI - A miserable month of May ended with another loss for the Phillies on Wednesday. The Phils lost, 10-2, to the Miami Marlins and were swept in the three-game series. They finished the month of May 6-22 and were outscored by a margin of 163-99.
The Phils were outscored 21-5 in the three games in Miami.
They were never really in Wednesday's game. Starter Aaron Nola was not sharp. He was tagged for three runs in the first inning.
The Phils have the worst record in the majors at 17-34. They have lost 10 straight series for the first time since 1997. They have not lost 11 straight since 1941.
Starting pitching report
Nola gave up five hits, including a homer, and four runs over three innings. He threw a hefty 73 pitches over that span and got an early hook from manager Pete Mackanin. It did not appear that Nola was hurt.
Nola is 2-3 with a 5.06 ERA in six starts.
Miami's Dan Straily held the Phillies to nine hits and two runs, one of which was unearned, over 6 2/3 innings. He walked just one and struck out 10.
Ricardo Pinto, called up from Triple A earlier in the day after Vince Velasquez went on the disabled list, had a rough big-league debut. He was tagged for six hits and four runs in two innings. He walked three.
At the plate
The Phillies hitters struck out 15 times. The Phils had nine hits, an explosion by recent standards, but just two for extra bases.
Justin Bour homered twice and drove in three runs for the Marlins. Marcell Ozuna had a two-run homer and an RBI single.
From the GM
General manager Matt Klentak weighed in on the rebuild and the possibility of making changes (see story).
The Phillies are off on Thursday. They open a three-game homestand Friday night against the San Francisco Giants. Jerad Eickhoff (0-5, 4.74) pitches the opener against lefty Ty Blach (3-2, 3.83). The Phillies have not named a starter for Saturday's 4 p.m. game. Ben Lively is a likely candidate to come up from Triple A and make his major-league debut.