Since 2006, when the current nucleus of the Marlins took form, Florida has gone 7-14 at Citizens Bank Park. Scoring runs hasn't been the problem. Preventing them has. The Phillies have scored 137 runs in those 21 games.
But the Marlins' 7-3 win on Saturday provided a perfect example of what it takes to win here: pitching. Ricky Nolasco held the Phillies to two runs over 6 2/3 innings, and Philadelphia managed to total only three runs after producing a whopping 60 in their previous five games -- all wins.
Of the Marlins' seven wins at Citizens Bank since '06, six have been when they've held the Phillies to three runs or less, as they did Saturday. Their only other win was an 11-5 victory.
No wonder Fredi Gonzalez told reporters before Saturday's game that his "stomach turns" every time a Phillie steps into the batter's box.