Terry Adams (4-5) pitched seven innings and retired the last 11
batters he faced as the Phillies beat the Florida Marlins 7-3
"If I had walked a couple, runs would have followed,'' Adams
said. "Everyone knows walks are free runs.''
Adams struck out four and walked none. His seven innings pitched
tied a season high. It is the third time he's done it this season.
"I didn't know how long I was going to be out there,'' Adams
said. "I just wanted to give the team a chance. The more pitches I
throw, the stronger my arm seems to be.''
Marlon Anderson tied a career high, driving in four runs with a
home run and a two-run double.
The Phillies took 3 out of 4 from the Marlins, who finished
their longest homestand of the season at 7-6.
"We're struggling to patch our pitching together,'' Marlins
manager Jeff Torborg said. "You can't make a mistake against these
guys. They'll murder you. I'll be glad to get our DL guys back.''
"Their pitcher left a couple of fastballs up and I took
advantage of them,'' Anderson said. "Tonight, it was my
opportunity. Everybody is playing hard. As long as we keep winning
and scoring runs, that's all that matters. This is something we
want to keep doing.''
Kevin Olsen (0-5) is winless in nine starts this season.
"I threw a lot of pitches,'' Olsen said. "I had a chance to
put Anderson away with a 1-2 count, then he hurt me with the home
run. Then I got behind him the next at bat and got one over the
Cliff Floyd hit a solo home run, his 16th, off Adams in the
fourth. Later in the inning, outfielder Bobby Abreu lost sight of
the ball after Derrek Lee popped up. Lee went to second and later
scored on a single by Eric Owens to close the gap to 4-3.
The Phillies loaded the bases in the seventh inning. Relief
pitcher Nate Teut, making his first career relief appearance,
walked Pat Burrell to force in a run. Scott Rolen singled to drive
in two more.
The Hall of Fame received a bat, a cap and a pair of batting
gloves used during Luis Castillo's 35-game hitting streak. Castillo
went 2-for-4 Thursday night. ... 42-year-old Tim Raines made his
first start as a Florida Marlin. He went 0-for-4. ... Floyd has hit
home runs in back-to-back games, after going without one since June
8 at Minnesota. ... Anderson's other four-RBI-game was May 4 vs.
Colorado. The Phillies lead the NL with 160 doubles. Florida is
second with 147.