The Philadelphia Phillies (5-8) losers of 7 of their last 8, found some offense to beat the Colorado Rockies (8-4) in the finale of their three game set.
Longballs were the flavor the day with a four homer afternoon.
To the Game..
Zach Eflin took the mound but, didn’t fare very well.
Ryan McMahon roughed Eflin up with a two double that plated Randal Grichuk and Kris Bryant for a 2-0 first inning Rockies lead.
The Philadelphia bats finally came alive starting with a 432′ homer from Nick Castellanos.
With Kyle Schwarber on board, the rejuvenated Alec Bohm went opposite with a two run 425′ blast.
Bohm is on a 10 for 21 (.476) tear with 2 doubles, a Homer and 7 runs batted in.
After 4 innings, the Phils were holding a 3-2 advantage.
It was tied up with a Grichuk SAC Fly in the fifth. The tie would be quickly broken when CJ Cron singled home Charlie Blackmon.
The sixth inning was witness to a “WOW” moment with Kyle Schwarber blasting a third deck Mammoth 468 foot blast
It was the second longest in MLB of the young season and the third longest in Schwarber’s career.
Heading to the seventh things were knotted up at 4.
Schwarber was plunked with the bases loaded to force in Rhys Hoskins
The National League SAC Fly leader, Alec Bohm knocked in the 6th Philly run.
Player of the Game, Johan Camargo ended the home run barrage with a 433 foot jack that plated Castellanos and Schwarber ahead of him for the 9-6 final.
“We’re a really good team, we should expect really good things out of us. Obviously, that comes with work, that comes with preparation. But I think that the more we can just take the pressure off a few bad games, we have to be able to put it behind us. We have to turn the page. We have to know that at the end of the day this is a really good team that can do some really good things.” Kyle Schwarber.
• Camargo went 4 for 5 with the homer, and 3 RBI.
• Castellanos was 3 for 4 with the homer, a walk and one RBI.
• Schwarber, who has fought his way out of the slump, was 1 for 3, 2 RBI, a hit by pitch and the homer.
• Zach Eflin went 5 2/3 allowing 9 hits, 4 earned runs, 5 k’s on 86 pitches.
• Brad Hand got the win off his 1/3 of an inning with a walk and a strikeout
• Cory Knebel got his second save.
Phils Break Out of Slump
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.