The Phillies self destruct in an 8-7 loss in extra innings. In an absolute bizarre game, the Atlanta Braves pulled off not one, but two comebacks to steal a win. Vinny V went 5 1/3 allowing just 2 hits and 1 run, walking 3 and notching a strikeout.
Things went well until Hector Neris and the 9th inning. Pablo Sandoval crushed a two-out pinch-hit three-run homer to get it 3-3. In the top of the twelfth Philly was gifted by a William Contreras fielding error and pitcher, Jacob Webb had a throwing error and never covered the plate to allow another runner to score. The Phillies had this one sewn up, right?
As the Bacon Brothers sang, “Guess Again”. Enyel De Los Santos was on the mound and here is how things went. Automatic runner, Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley drew a walk, Dansby Swanson singled and Contreras cleared the bases with a double.
Matt Moore replaced De Los Santos Cristian Pache safe on a bunt. Runners on the corners, walk-off single. Game over. De Los Santo’s numbers. 0.0 innings pitched, 2 hits, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, and the Sandoval homer. Andrew McCutcheon, despite a defensive misplay, went 3 for 5 with an RBI, JT Realmuto posted 2 for 5 with a run knocked in and Nick Maton played one with his 1 for 2. The Phillies self-destruct. Click here for more Phillies coverage.
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.