Phillies Use Long Ball and Gibson for Win

2 down 160 to go. Phillies fans have to be happy with the start to the 2022 season. Questions were abundant during the off-season. Pitching, Rhys Hoskins being two of them. Hoskins is off to a hot start, albeit two games and the pitching has been steady. Phillies use long ball and Gibson for win.

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Kyle Gibson was very dominating with a scoreless seven innings allowing only a pair of hits to help lead the Phils (2-0) to a 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics (0-2).

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After a scoreless top half of the first, DH, Nick Castellanos thrilled the crowd with a two-run 426-foot blast to center. It stayed 2-0 until the sixth when the aforementioned, Hoskins teamed with Jean Segura for back-to-back jacks to move it to 4-0. Jose’ Alvarado took the mound in the seventh with Oakland trying to do some damage

The best they could muster would be an RBI single from Stephen Pisciotty that cut it to 4-1. Cory Knebel came in for the ninth and the Theater of the Bizarre took place. Tony Kemp became the first walk Philadelphia has given up. A passed ball and an error put him on third where he was plated on a single.

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Again, Oakland was stymied and Philly has a winning streak. The same teams conclude the season-opening series with another matinee Sunday. Two down 160 to go. Phillies use long ball and Gibson for the win.

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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