Fish Eliminate Phils From Playoff Contention

Marlins hook Lindblom for walk-off win putting an official end to Phillies playoff hopes

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The Marlins knocked the Phillies out of playoff contention Monday night, officially ending the Phillies five-year playoff run with a 2-1 victory in Miami.

Carlos Lee broke a tie in the bottom of the ninth when he knocked a 1-0 Jeremy Lindblom (3-4) pitch into left center to score Bryan Peterson.

The Phillies did little (once again) to support Cliff Lee managing only one run. Lee pitched seven innings allowing just one run on three hits while striking five and walking none.

Lee has received the third-worst run support amongst Major League starting pitchers.

Marlins starter Mark Buehrle matched Lee’s performance as he cruised through seven innings until allowing a Jimmy Rollin’s RBI single in the eighth. The veteran lefty left after eight innings having allowing six hits and the one run while striking out eight and walking none.

Marlins reliever Steve Cishek (5-2) took the win.

The loss dropped the Phils to 78-79 on the season meaning they must win four of their last five games to finish above .500 for the 10th-straight season.

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