Bats come alive in 7-6 Phillies win over the Braves. The Philadelphia Phillies (6-3) avoided being swept by the Atlanta Braves in a thrilling Sunday night slugfest.
Ozzie Albies kicked things off with a two-run Jack followed by a Dansby Swanson RBI single gave Atlanta a 3-0 lead. Jean Segura cut it to 3-1 with a Sac Fly to deep center. Rhys Hoskins went yard to cut it to 3-2.
Didi Gregorius hammered a three run homer to put the visitors up, 5-3. The battle was on and Phillies killer, Ronald Acuna Jr. (3 for 4, 2 RBIs) closed it to 5-4 on a Sac Fly. Another Phillies killer, Freddie Freeman went deep to even the score at 5-5. Bryce Harper and Acuna Jr. traded homers to set the stage for the top of the ninth.
Alec Bohm tagged up and scored on a short fly to left that the Braves appealed and were subsequently denied. Hector Neris was summoned to seal the deal and did just that to give the Phils a 7-6 win. Matt Moore went five innings allowing 5 earned runs off 9 hits while fanning 5. Bats come alive but not without a little controversy. For more Phillies coverage click here.
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.