The Phillies get a big win and series victory. Kyle Gibson went 8 innings allowing six hits, 1 earned run with a walk while fanning 8. Gibson improves to 9-5 on the season. Odubel Herrera and the returning, Rhys Hoskins were the offensive headliners in this one.
Gibson found himself trailing, 1-0 after Manny Machado provided a sacrifice fly to score Trent Grisham who had doubled. Philadelphia had made a roster move earlier in the day with the activation of Hoskins and the demotion of Alec Bohm to Triple-A. The move immediately paid dividends with Hoskins hitting not one, but two homers.
Hoskins launched homer one to dead center field to get things seven at 1-1 Odubel Herrera (4 for 5, 3 RBI) stepped up with a two-run single to push it to 3-1. It then went back to a home run derby with Hoskins (2 for 3, a walk, and a pair of runs knocked in) connected for his second of the day and Herrera went yard making it a 5-1 game. JT Realmuto joined the homer brigade with a two-run shot that pushed it to a 7-1 game.
Hector Neris, who had been outstanding the last month, surrendered a pinch-hit three-run double from Austin Nola..(the other Nola) that provided the final 7-4 score. Hoskins, despite being on the inactive list, leads the Phils with 26 dingers and 70 knocked in.
The Phillies get a big win and series victory. They improve to 62-61 and remain solidly in second place, with the loss the Padres have dropped from a playoff spot and have lost 9 of their last 11.
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.