Bullpen Comes Through in Win Over Padres

Bullpen comes through in a 4-2 win over Padres. That’s not a typo. The bullpen shut the door and Ranger Suarez picked up his first Major League save. A game that featured two rain delays, 2 hours at the start and 45 minutes in the 4th. Philadelphia trotted out their healthy lineup for the second time and won both games.

Manny Machado started the scoring with a two-run shot off Zach Eflin (6 innings, 3 hits, the two earned runs, a pair of walks, and a pair of strikeouts). The Philadelphia offense consisted of Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins. Harper got it 2~1 off What else? A solo home run. Hoskins followed with a solo dinger of his own before Harper stepped up again and put the Phils in front, 3-2 with a sacrifice fly. Hoskins got some insurance with an RBI double.

Time to get nervous as Eflin was discharged for the evening and the bullpen took over. Bailey Falter, Archie Bradley, and Ranger Suarez only allowed one hit between them with Suarez coming in to pitch the ninth and face the heart of the San Diego order. Go figure. Fernando Tatis Jr.  Jake Croneworth and Machado all were retired without incident.

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

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.

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