Final: Phillies 4, Marlins 0
MIAMI—If Monday night's start was the last that Jeremy Hellickson will make in a Phillies uniform, it was a good one.
Hellickson threw six shutout innings and allowed just one hit, coming one year to the day of Cole Hamels' no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in the lefty's last Phillies start before being traded to the Texas Rangers as the 2015 trade deadline approached.
One year later, Hellickson finds himself a major trade target for several teams, most notably the same Marlins he shut down Monday and, to the tune of one run in eight innings, last Wednesday.
While the right-hander pitched very well Monday, he received no run support; that came later.
Tommy Joseph's RBI double in the eighth scored Maikel Franco, the deciding run. Thanks to some Miami miscues and aggressive base running, the Phillies added three more in the ninth to push the lead to 4–0, winning behind Hellickson's six innings and three scoreless frames from the bullpen in Monday's series opener.
WP: David Hernandez (2-3, 4.24) ❖ LP: Fernando Rodney (1-3, 1.55)