Phillies Lose an Ugly One

Phillies lose an ugly one. What can you say about a game that went 3:50 and witnessed a combined 206 pitches, that hasn’t been said about Root Canal? Phils manager, Joe Girardi single-handedly took Major League baseball back fifty years. Due to impending rain, Girardi opted for a “look home smart I am” and never put his starting pitcher in until the third inning.


How bad was it? Sudden starter, Connor Brogdon threw 25 pitches with Hector Neris adding 13, Scheduled starter, Kyle Gibson fired 100 and was complimented by Archie Bradley with 18, JD Hameer with19 and 31 from “Light Me Up” Llongro with 31. It was not much better for LA as they spent 103 pitches.

One is want to ask… now what Joe? You just burned your entire bull ben the last two games. Even if Ranger Suarez throws a perfect game, Analytics Joe will pull him after five innings. In a game the Phillies were never in, Cody Bellinger started the debacle with a two-run home, and David Price cranked an RBI double making 3-0.

Ronald Torreyes cut things to 3-2 with a two-run single but, that was all Philadelphia had. Trea Turner scored off a fielder’s choice with Max Muncy scoring on a passed ball. Bellinger collected his second two-shot to get it 8-2. Phillies lose an ugly one.

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.