The Philadelphia Phillies, (71-67) dropped the first game against the Milwaukee Brewers who improve to an 85-54 record on the season. With the win, Milwaukee has an 11 game lead over second-place Cincinnati.
For Philadelphia to be considered a serious contender for post-season play, Aaron Nola must start to dominate. While not pitching bad in this one, Nola only managed 5 innings allowing 6 hits, 3 earned runs with a pair of walks, and two strikeouts.
His opponent, Eric Lauer was much better and went 7 innings with 4 hits and seven strikeouts. Brewers manager, Craig Counsell was very happy with the Lauer outing. “I thought he was excellent, just in complete control of the game, complete control of the hitters, complete control of the counts” the manager gushed.
To The Action
Eduardo Escobar led the offensive production with a two-run ground-rule double and an RBI single that made it a 9-0 game.
Ramon Rosso got hit around in relief of Nola with the Brewers scoring 3 runs off 2 hits in his 2/3 of an inning. Cam Bedrosian and Enyel De Los Santos also saw action in this one.
Against Milwaukee this season, Philadelphia is now 5-1 and the same squads square again on Wednesday evening.
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.