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Phillies’ Rob Thomson reveals next move after Corey Knebel’s blown save vs Marlins

Rob Thomson, Corey Knebel, Phillies, Marlins

The Philadelphia Phillies put up a bunch of runs before starter Zach Eflin left the mound after six innings of duty Tuesday night at home against the Miami Marlins. But the Phillies’ bullpen couldn’t get the job done, resulting in an 11-9 loss and a blown save for Corey Knebel. Phillies fans surely did not love the rollercoaster ride the team let them take, as well as Rob Thomson, who seems to have a big decision to make with regards to Philadelphia’s bullpen.

Via Todd Zolecki of MLB.com:

“We’ll discuss it,” Thomson said. “I haven’t talked to Corey [Knebel] about anything. Or the other relievers.”

Jeurys Familia started the horror show for the Phillies’ relievers, as he gave up three earned runs on two hits in just a third of an inning. Seranthony Dominguez was inserted into the game to replace Familia and he also cracked under pressure, allowing a run on a pair of hits. Rhys Hoskins gave the lead back to the Phillies with a solo shot in the eighth inning but Knebel just couldn’t close the door on the Marlins, as he gave up three runs in the ninth.

Knebel appeared to have problems with his location, with 12 of his pitches going for balls.

The Phillies’ bullpen is just 21st in the majors with a 4.26 ERA, albeit with a lower FIP of 3.98.