Defense Steals the Show in Miami

Not much offense but the defense steals the show in a 3-2 victory over the Marlins. Spencer Howard went 4 innings allowing just 2 hits 1 run with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. That would enough to secure a 3-2 Phillies win. That makes it a split of the four-game series against the Miami Marlins.

The defense was the story in this one. Stellar plays from Roman Quinn with a diving catch of a sinking liner. Ronald Torreyes with a great fielding play. Rhys Hoskins cutting off an Odubel Herrera throw to double up a runner at third was what this defense has been missing. Rookie Catcher, Rafael Marchan made a very savvy veteran-like play to pick off Miguel Rojas at first base.

Philadelphia only scratched out eight hits but made them count. Rhys Hoskins (1 for 3 and a walk) slammed his team-leading 11th homerun. Matt Joyce connected for a Sac fly and Torreyes also added an RBI on a Fielder’s Choice. Jesus Aguilar and Garrett Cooper supplied the Marlins runs. Defense steals the show in this four-game finale.

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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