Can it get any uglier? I sure hope not. Well, at least Bryce Harper showed up, Two massive homers, the first one went 456 feet and the second becomes the longest National League dinger of the season, sailing 468 feet. Harper also had a beautiful throw to nail C.J. Cron on what appeared to be a sure run.
Now for the rest. The Rockies would go on to score the next 12 runs to cruise to a 12-2 defeat of the visitors from the East. Chase Anderson struggled but got through three innings then the roof caved in on him. 2 singles, a sac bunt, sac fly, and a walk. But, with the pitcher’s spot coming up, it seemed that Anderson would escape a huge inning.
Wrong though as Jon Gray banged a single and turned the lineup. Anderson was finally yanked two batters later but not before he posted these numbers, 3 and 2/3 innings, 6 hits, 6 runs, 3 walks, and 2 strikeouts. David Hale would enter and promptly gave up a grand slam to Story. Hale’s numbers were even worse. 1/3 inning, 2 hits, only charged with one earned due to the inherited bases loaded, and a walk.
Spencer Howard took overthrowing two innings, giving up 4 hits, 3 earned runs, a walk but striking out 4. Bailey Falter made his Major League debut and threw two innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 runs, and 2 strikeouts. This is one everyone would like to forget except the Harper part. Can it get any uglier? Only time will tell. For more Phillies coverage please 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.