Phillies crushed by the Giants, 11-2. The San Francisco Giants played long ball with a four-homer game to close their homestand with a 6-1 record.
Two words can be said as a positive for this Phillies performance. JT Realmuto. The catcher supplied the only Philadelphia highlight with a two-run home run that made it a close game at 3-2. San Fran took a 3-0 lead before they made an out with Rhys Hoskins booting a first pitch of the game ground ball to set up Mike Yastrzemski for a two-run blast.
Wilmer Flores (4-4 3 runs scored with 2 RBI) followed with a homer of his own and just like that, another Phillies collapse was unfolding. Realmuto (3 for 4, 2 RBI) got in the homer parade to close it to 3-2.
That, as they say, was all she wrote. Brandon Crawford (2 for 4) countered Realmuto with a two-run shot of his own that got it to 5-2.
Flores added his second Jack of the game followed a Steven Dugan RBI single, Yastrzemski scored on a Wild Pitch, Curt Casali had bases loaded walk and Crawford finished his big day with a two-run double.
Sammy Long went 6 innings allowing just four hits which included the Realmuto shot, and 6 strikeouts. For team Philadelphia, Zach Eflin went 5 innings, a Joe Girardi complete game, with 9 hits, 6 earned runs, and 6 strikeouts. The enigmatic Spencer Howard checked in for an inning and two-thirds surrendering 2 runs off 2 hits and 3 walks. Phillies are crushed by the Giants. Philadelphia has an off day Monday.
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.