The Philadelphia Phillies tough one out against division foes Washington Nationals, 6-2. The Phillies, coming off two losses to the Atlanta Braves, went into Washington to try to right the ship against the rival Nationals.
Andrew Knapp, pinch-hitting for JT Realmuto, slammed a bases-loaded single to blow open a close game. Jose Alvarado got himself in a jam allowing a two-out double to Ryan Zimmerman. Jose flowed that with a 14 pitch walk to Trea Turner (3 for 4, 1 RBI). Then a four-pitch walk to Juan Soto.
Up came heavy hitter, Josh Bell. On a 1-1 pitch, Bell fouled the pitch that hit Realmuto in a void on his shin pad. This left the catcher in obvious discomfort. The Phils escaped when Bell was retired. Kyle Schwerber set the drama up when he got it to a 3-2 score.
A rally by Philly started with Oduble Herrera (2 for 3 with two free passes) and Alec Bohm, who didn’t start, also knocked a two base hit. That pushed it to a 4-2 Philadelphia advantage. Andrew McCutcheon and Bryce Harper both walked to set the stage for the Andrew Knapp heroics and Knapp slammed a two run single to make it 6-2.
Chase Anderson pitched very well with 5 innings surrendering 3 hits and 2 runs with a walk and 4 k’s. The good news is that it does not appear the All-Star Catcher will need to go on the disabled list and all appearances are a muscle bruise. Philadelphia Phillies tough one out against the Washington Nationals.
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.