The New York Mets were able to salvage one game of the series with Philadelphia on Sunday.
By virtue of the Atlanta Braves getting a two-run shot from Adam Duvall and a solo blast from Eddie Rosario, both in the seventh inning, to get the best of San Fran and stretch their lead to 2 games.
What About the Phillies?
In this one as well, it was a home run in the seventh inning that made the difference.
Jeff McNeil took Kyle Gibson deep to completes the Mets comeback, 3-2.
The Game..What Did I Miss
Bryce Harper (who else?) scampered home off a double off the bat of JT Realmuto for the early lead.
Harper would connect on a fifth-inning SAC fly that double the lead.
Now, The Bad News
Dominic Smith evened things with one swing of the bat. McNeil and Tomas Nido touched the plate on a Smith double in the bottom of the fifth.
McNeil would provide the difference with a 395-foot blast to right.
How Was the Pitching
in a Joe Girardi rarity, only two Philadelphia pitchers were employed.
Kyle Gibson falls to 4-5 with his 6 2/3 outing which saw 7 hits, the 3 runs with a walk, and 9 k’s.
Cam Bedrosian finished things up.
Next up is a series with the Baltimore Orioles. Philly gets another schedule break as Baltimore is among the bottom dwellers of the MLB.
End of the day…Philadelphia has dug themselves a hole, albeit not a huge one, but, every game has become a “must-win”.
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.