The Phillies build on their lead in the division. The Philadelphia Phillies resorted back to the “pitcher by committee” system to outlast the New York Mets, 5-3 to boos their National League East lead to 1 1/2 games.
Ranger Suarez got the start going 2 2/3 innings giving up 3 walks and striking out 4. JD Hammer, Hector Neris, Jose Alvarado, Mauricio Llovero, and Ian Kennedy all saw action with Kennedy locking down the save. This one was a homer feast with the teams combining for six with three apiece.
Brad Miller started things with a solo shot with Odubel Herrera launching a three-run shot to make the score. 4-0. Miller connected on his second solo shot. History would be made in the ninth inning when it appeared the Phillies were getting their shut out.
Llovero made history, not in a good way. He became just the second pitcher to face three batters, who all homered, then exiting the game. Michael Conforto made it 5-1. No big deal right? Jonathan Villar stepped to the plate and quickly made it back to back jacks. It wasn’t over yet and James McCann nailed the third for a rare back to back to back trifecta. Who else allowed back to back to back? Luck would have it, BJ Rosenberg, a Phillie pulled it off on April 14, 2014.
Baseball History Part Deux
Brock Holt, a pitcher for the Texas Rangers, threw…not sure threw is the correct word, the slowest pitch to ever be called a strike with a rocket that topped out at 31.1 MPH. That’s not a misprint…31.1! The Phillies build on their lead in the division.
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.