The Phillies were clearly out hustled. Another pitching performance wasted as the Pittsburgh Pirates, namely, Bryan Reynolds outlasted team Philadelphia by a 3-2 score. Reynolds, who made a spectacular catch earlier in the game all but stole the game in the ninth. After hustling into second on a double, Gregory Polanco came up and the Phillies put the shift on which put Alec Bohm in the normal shortstop position.
Polanco did his part to help the Phils when he hit a sharply hit ball that Bohm fielded. Reynolds saw his opportunity and raced to third. “I knew he couldn’t catch me”, Reynolds explained. So, off Reynolds went and alertly made it to third and scored the walk-off run a short time later.
Pittsburgh went in front 2-0 off an RBI Triple from Kevin Newman and a single off the bat of Ben Gamel. Aaron Nola cut the lead to 2-1 with a sacrifice fly with Bryce Harper getting the equalizer off a single. In yet another great pitching matchup, Nola went six innings surrendering the two earned runs off only 3 hits with a walk and fanning 5,
Hector Neris and Archie Bradley each had scoreless innings with Jose Alvarado getting tagged for the loss. JD Brubaker also went six innings allowing one earned run with a pair of walks, 4 strikeouts, and allowing only 3 Phillies hits for the Pirates. The largest crowd to see a Pirates since pre-pandemic days with 32,071 in attendance. They saw the Phillies get out hustled.
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.