Phillies’ Woes Continue with a 7-1 Loss.

The Philadelphia Phillies’ woes continue with a 7-1 loss. Philly drops 4th in a row. The Miami Marlins (3-4) got the best of the suddenly listless Phillies offense. Philadelphia is now 1-4 against Division foes (Mets and Marlins). Zach Eflin was ineffective for the first two innings surrendering five extra-base hits. (3 doubles, 2 triples). Eflin went 4 innings allowing 6 hits, four earned runs with 4 strikeouts while walking one. Despite reaching base five times (4 hits, a walk) Catcher, JT Realmuto had the night off with Garrett Stubbs filling in. The Phils would have been shut out if not for Nick Castellanos launching a long ball in the eighth inning.

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“The big thing is we’re not scoring runs when we have opportunities, I really believe we’re going to hit. There are other teams going through it and we’re going through it right now.”

Manager Joe Girardi.

There was one bright spot. Rookie center fielder, Simon Muzziotti. Muzziotti impressed with his highlight-reel catch against the wall. Muzziotti also had a beautiful throw to cut down Jesus Aguilar attempting to stretch his single into a double. The youngster became just the second Phillie to have his first hit as well as his first assist in the same game. The last time was April 17, 1964, by Danny Cater.

Thus far, the heralded Philadelphia offense has been shut out once and held to one run twice. With runners in scoring position, the not-quite Phightins are 0 for 19. Kyle Schwarber, the lead-off man is mired in a 1 for 28 slump. The Philadelphia Phillies’ woes continue with a 7-1 loss.

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.