The Phillies crush Seattle, 9-0. For a change, positive signs from the 13-16 Philadelphia Phillies who got solid pitching to go with the line-up everyone expected in a resounding 9-0 defeat of the 13-17 Seattle Mariners.
To the Contest:
Ranger Suarez continues to increase his value with 6 innings of four-hit, no runs, with 2 walks while fanning seven. Manager Joe Girardi must have fallen asleep after getting off a plane at 3 AM because Suarez not only broke the analytical 70 pitch count but, went to 104.
The Major League debut of Francisco Morales may help keep him on the roster with 2 innings walking one and striking out three. Morales fanned the first two major leaguers he faced. James Norwood, looking to make up for a terrible outing against the Mets, closed out the win with a two-strikeout ninth inning.
What About the Runs?
More positives as the lineup was solid from top to bottom. Jean Segura put the visitors in front with what turned out to be a game-winning homer. Rhys Hoskins followed with a moonshot to the left to double the lead. The onslaught continued in the third inning started by a Nick Castellanos double with JT Realmuto singling him home.
The fireworks continued in the fifth with an Alec Bohm single followed by another single, this one from Bryce Harper. Castellanos brought Bohm home with his double. The Phightens were not finished as JT Realmuto plated Harper with a single. Jean Segura scored Castellanos on a ground out that made it 6-0. To compound the carnage, Castellanos, Segura, and Hoskins each contributed run-scoring singles to get it to 9-0.
Even before Spring Training, the talk from everyone was the modern-day “Murderers Row” the Phils had pieced together. Fans finally got a glimpse of what they hoped for. Alec Bohm went 2 for 5, DH, Bryce Harper, scored two runs and added 3 hits on 4 at-bats. Castellanos touched home 3 times, knocking in a pair with three hits. JT Realmuto chipped in a pair of hits while knocking in two. Jean Segura broke out with 2 hits, 3 knocked in and scored twice. The best sign was the hot and cold Rhys Hoskins who looks to be heating up with the homer, and a 3 for 5 night. The Philadelphia Phillies crush Seattle, 9-0.
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.