Miller Time! Phillies ride Brad Miller to 8-0 blanking of the Chicago Cubs. On this night Joe Girardi looked like a genius. With left-handed Adbert Alzolay on the mound, Girardi opted to sit first baseman, right-handed, Rhys Hoskins despite Hoskins being on a nice streak. Hoskins out left-handed utility man Brad Miller in. Sounds crazy right? Girardi was just warming up and called for a double steal. Sounds crazy right?
The double steal worked as JT Realmuto stole home. Good call Joe. Miller hammered not one, not two but three home runs and accounted for five runs batted in. Good move Joe! Miller, a Cub killer pulled off the feat in storybook fashion. His parents were in attendance to witness their son’s first three-homer game and increase his lofty numbers against Chicago.
For his career, Miller has a .308 average with 4 doubles, 6 homers, and 18 RBI. Zach Eflin went six scoreless in scattering five hits, a walk, and striking out five. Chicago only had two runners past first base and that happened in the first inning.
Girardi looked good one more time with Archie Bradley, Hector Neris, and Ranger Suarez each having a shut-out inning with Neris whiffing a pair. Didi Gregorious crushed s two-run homer to account for the 8-0 score and Philadelphia touched the plate 31 times in the four-game series. This game gave a whole new meaning to Miller Time!
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.