Phillies Lose on Historic Night

The Phillies lose on a historic night, 2-0. Former Phillies manager, Gabe Kapler gathered his 200th managerial victory courtesy of a two-run homer from Brandon Belt off Chase Anderson.

Anderson pitched well enough but took the loss after having gone 4 innings allowing 5 hits and striking out five. His counterpart, Kevin Gausman lasted six innings allowing 4 free passes and picking up 5 strikeouts.

The pitching was only part of the story. The Phillies’ inability to get a hit when needed was demonstrated by leaving 11 runners stranded. Bryce Harper remains in a groove and went 3 for 4. The rowdy crowd of 9,150 were treated to a viral video when known baseball collector, Zack Hample raced down the aisle to recover the Belt homer. In his haste, he slipped and wound up on the concrete. Just inches from the ball, another fan scooped it up.

The history end of things was Gabe Kapler who became the first manager in baseball history to join an exclusive club with 200 wins and 200 losses. The Phillies lose on a historic night. For more Phillies coverage click here.

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.