Phillies drop both ends of a twin bill. The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets squared off in a doubleheader Tuesday.
It’s usually never bad when your pitching staff surrenders just eight runs in two games. One problem with giving up only eight… you need to score more than three.
In the 4-0 whitewash, Marcus Stroman threw a gem, 86 pitches in 6 innings with 4 hits and 3 strikeouts. Two names you probably heard all day, Jonathan Villar and Brandon Nimmo supplied the New York offence with Villar banging an RBI double complemented by Nimmo getting three hits and 3 RBI’s.
It was more of the same in the other game. This time it was Mets pitcher, Taijuan Walker who stole the stage. Walker went 4 innings. At this point in the season is equal to a good outing. Walker gave up 3 runs and struck out 3. Dominic Smith kicked things off with a two-run homer to put the Mets in front.
An Andrew Knapp fly ball that scored Alec Bohm got it to 2-1. Jean Segura’s infield single plated Rhys Hoskins to send it to extra innings. Didi Gregorius plated Andrew McCutcheon and Philadelphia needed the shut the Mets down to take this one.
The Mets didn’t get the memo. Pete Alonso scored Lindor to tie it up again. On a 3-2 pitch with the bases juiced, the aforementioned Villar smoked a ball that McCutcheon watched sail over his head for the 4-3 game-winner.
Baseball purists were scratching their heads over a few things. 7 inning regulation games and, if you need extra time, a team places a runner at second base to start each and every inning. The same teams go it again Wednesday at 7:05 PM. Phillies drop both ends of a twin bill.
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.