From 5-1 to 1-5

From 5-1 to 1-5 the Phillies have had a rollercoaster ride in the first 12 games. A dismal night at the plate for the Philadelphia Phillies who dropped their fifth of the last six. The New York Mets did the damage in this and were led by David Peterson who struck out 10 allowing just two hits in 6 innings of work.

His only blemish was a solo homer by Jean Segura. Peterson allowed only a JT Realmuto hit before exiting with 80 pitches. James McCann posted a 3 for 4 night which included his first home run as a Met.

The newest Philly killer, Brandon Nimmo posted a three-hit game and Dominic Smith did the same. I wrote from 5-1 to 1-5 and, how fitting, the final score was 5-1.

Things don’t look much brighter as the Phillies face, the guy who may be the best pitcher in baseball, Jacob deGrom on Thursday. This is in an attempt to avoid a four-game sweep… weather permitting. The Phils, as a team, struck out 14 times with Bryce Harper picking up three of them. From 5-1 to 1-5 the Phillies need to bring some life to the bats.

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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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