Certainly a good win and another series win. Important going into the series with the Mets to leave Miami on a positive note.
Alvarez had an ERA of 2.71 and a WHIP of 1.16 last season in 76 games with LAA. In the previous 3 seasons, he appeared in 64 games each season and had an ERA under 4 in all 3 of those season. While those numbers don't tell the full story on him, they suggest a pretty decent reliever over the past four seasons. There is no doubt that he has been pretty bad so far this season, but there is reason to hope that he will regress toward the numbers of the past four seasons over the remainder of this year.
While I think Kingery had a pretty weak at bat in his last time to the plate, he certainly is showing signs of late of what we expected to see last season.
The pitching today was great. One run and five hits over 14 innings. Phillies out hit Marlins by a lot but struggled to score. Good to finally break through and wrap up the win.