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Hope is Gone, Phillies spanked by Marlins, 9-2

Make no mistake: They are playing out the string toward an October without postseason baseball in Philadelphia for the first time in six years. The Phillies were trailing by one when the eighth inning began, and Manuel summoned righthander B.J. Rosenberg, who had an 8.53 ERA in six appearances.

By the time the inning mercifully ended, Miami had sent 10 men to the plate and scored six times.

The Rosenbergs of the roster will be tested during the season’s final 45 games. It’s tryout time.