Well, That was refreshing! Phillies win behind Wheeler and Miller, 6-2. Entering this game, With an off-day looming, the Red Sox opted to give Xander Bogearts and JD Martinez an additional day off. Factor in a banged-up Alex Verdugo and the BoSox were ready to have their four-game winning streak snapped.
There is a reason they call a pitcher “A stopper” and Zack Wheeler is just that. After a lead-off single by Kiki Hernandez, Wheeler retired the next seventeen batters. Wheeler (7.1 innings, 3 hits, 1 earned run. A single walk, and a career high 12 strikeouts) made one mistake which turned out to be a monstrous 474 foot home run by Frenchy Cordero.
Team Philadelphia finally got a first-inning lead and some elusive runs. Odubel Herrera (3 for 4, 1 RBI) started things off when he was hit by a pitch then swiped second. The shift was put on for Rhys Hoskins who beat it with an RBI single. Alec Bohm drew a walk bringing up Brad Miller.
Miller was playing in right field giving the struggling Bryce Harper a mental health day. Miller promptly smashed a ball into the screen beside the foul pole and Philly found themselves up, 4 zip. Cordero hit his tape-measure shot in the 8th making it 4-1 but Andrew McCutchen added a sac fly and the consistent, Odubel Herrera stroked an RBI double in the bottom of the inning making it 6-1.
Rafael Devers added a home run of his own to get it to the 6-2 final. The Phils ended the 2-4 homestand and head out for another nine-game trip. The win ended a four-game losing streak and the Phils cut back their strikeouts to under 10. Not by much though as they finished with a team total of nine. Rhys Hoskins went 1 for 3 with a walk and a Run Batted In. Brad Miller posted a 2 for 4 contest with 2 runs scored and three RBI’s. Phillies win behind Wheeler and Miller.
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.