Phillies Lose Heartbreaker

Phillies lose a heartbreaker, 8-7 to the New York Mets. I can sum this game up in two words, Rhys Hoskins. Hoskins pulled off a legendary bonehead play when he misplayed an easy out and threw a hissy fit to allow Johnathan Villar to score. Hoskins then hit an apparent game-tying home run that was overturned into a double.

The Citizen’s Bank Ground Rules state that if a ball hits the short area before the seats and caroms back on the field, it is a live ball and still in play. The umpires originally called it a home run then reviewed it.

David Peterson (5 innings, 4 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, and 8 strikeouts) gave up a lead-off home run to Andrew McCutcheon but settled in and, at one point struck out five in a row. Zach Eflin went six innings allowing 10 hits, 2 earned runs, and striking out 7.
Eflin probably could have gone seven but the defense behind him was, shall we say, less than stellar.

McCutcheon and Harper had miscues and factor in the Hoskins gaffe. McCutcheon made up for it with the homer. Didi Gregorius went yard for a three-run Jack and Roman Quinn had the defensive play of the game throwing out a runner at the plate in the second. Phillies lose a heartbreaker.

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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.