Phillies win in walk-off fashion, 6-5. Spencer Howard once again showed he is neither a major league starter nor a major league pitch. He went 3 and 2/3 innings, surrendering 4 runs off 6 hits with a pair of strikeouts.
The drama unfolded with Washington grabbing a 4-0 leadoff Howard with RBI triples from Josh Bell and Josh Harrison. Gerardo Parra pushed it to a 3-0 game with Victor Robles getting it to 4 zip, Rhys Hoskins hammered a three-run shot and to the ninth inning, they would go with Archie Bradley on the mound for Philadelphia.
Bradley struggled with a 28 pitch inning started by an Alcides Escobar singled to right. This was followed by Trea Turner grounding to Bradley that the pitcher bobbled but a hit was rewarded placing runners at first and second. After a Juan Soto walk, Josh Bell hit a grounder to Didi Gregorius that the infielder couldn’t handle to seemingly put it out of control at 5-3.
Washington closer, Brad Hand came on to end the proceedings but it didn’t quite work as planned for the Nationals. Jean Segura picked up a double and was advanced to third on a wild pitch. JT Realmuto struck out bringing up Bryce Harper. Harper promptly walked putting runners on the corners for the always reliable, Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen ended things in a dramatic fashion by taking Hand’s pitch over the wall for a thrilling 6-5 come from behind victory. Phillies win in walk-off fashion, 6-5.
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.