PHILADELPHIA -- I'm not sure what's harder to believe: the Marlins scoring nine runs off Roy Halladay (or any other pitcher, for that matter), or Adeiny Hechavarria matching a club record by driving in seven runs.
Hechavarria drove in three runs in the first with a bases-loaded triple and followed it with a grand slam in the third. And it's still early.
Hechavarria, who entered the game with a .169 average, equaled a Marlins record accomplished three times previously: Cody Ross (9/11/2006), Gary Sheffield (9/18/95) and Greg Colbrunn (7/18/95).
Given the 9-0 lead, it appears safe to say that Kevin Slowey's long winless streak will end today. Slowey, who hasn't won in the majors since 2010, had received the lowest run support of any pitcher in the majors going into today.
Also today, Marcell Ozuna drove in the other two runs for the Marlins with his bases-loaded double that nearly went out for a grand slam. (Umpires had to review the replay, just to make sure. They did the same on Hechavarria's drive to right).
Ozuna has now hit safely in his first six games. Alejandro De Aza (2007) holds the team record by beginning his career with hits in his first eight games. Scott Pose hit in his first six big-league games for the Marlins in 1993.