Phillies Drop Game One

Phillies drop game one to the Nationals in the doubleheader. After having Wednesday’s game postponed due to Covid issues with the Nationals. this lead to an unscheduled twin bill was on tap for Thursday. Game 1 featured a good old-fashioned pitching duel between the Nats, Max Scherzer, and the Phils Zack Wheeler.

Scherzer, the topic of many trade rumors, pitched his final game before the 4 pm Friday trade deadline. Scherzer was his usual stellar self going 6 innings allowing just 3 Philadelphia hits. one of which was a JT Realmuto homerun and Scherzer got the best of Wheeler in this one, 3-1.

Gerardo Parro notched a sac fly in the second inning to get the Nats the 1-0 lead. JT Realmuto clubbed his homer in the fourth to even the score at 1. It stayed that way until Yan Gomes planted a two-run shot in the top of the seventh to supply the difference. Wheeler got a rare complete game with his 7 innings allowing 7 hits, 2 walks while striking out 5.

With the deadline looming a few moves have been made. A guy that would have looked good in a Phillies uniform, Sterling Marte, was shipped to Oakland in exchange for Jesus Luzardo. Milwaukee added Eduardo Escoba from Arizona in exchange for Minor League outfielder, Cooper Hummell. The Nationals acquired Catcher, Riley Adams from The Blue Jays in exchange for Brad Hand.

One big trade involved the Yankees and the Texas Rangers. New York sent, 2B Ezequiel Duran, SS Josh Smith, INF/CF, Trevor Hauve, and RHP Glenn Otto, with the Bronx Bombers adding, OF Joey Gallo, LHP Joely Rodriquez. More trades as we get them. Phillies drop game one to the Nationals.

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

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.

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