3 Studs (and 2 Duds) From Phillies' Game 2 Win Over Marlins

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3 studs and 2 duds from the Phillies' Game 2 win over the Marlins.
3 studs and 2 duds from the Phillies' Game 2 win over the Marlins. / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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Dud: Gregory Soto

Soto was the only Philly pitcher to give up a run on Wednesday. It didn't come until the ninth inning when the game was already out of hand, but he was the one who spoiled the shutout and allowed Miami to finally get on the board.

After 8 scoreless innings, the Marlins finally showed some fight against Soto in the ninth. He was brought in to close out the game but didn't make it easy, serving up a pair of hits and a run.

Soto still managed to notch 2 strikeouts and close out the inning, but it wasn't his smoothest inning of the year. It was his first inning of the series and Phillies fans were going crazy by that point, so maybe he was just feeling a little jittery with a chance to end the series.

Miami only scored 2 runs in 18 innings this series, and one of those came during the only inning that Soto pitched. A 9.00 ERA isn't what you want, and the veteran reliever didn't make a strong case for being used in higher-leverage situations going forward, especially with Atlanta's record-setting offense on tap.