Please Mr. Girardi, No Moore Matt Please

No Moore Matt, please. It is usually the bullpen that sputters but not on this night. Chase Anderson, Jose Alvarado, Brogdon, and Enyel De Los Santos combined for five scoreless innings.

Starting pitcher, Matt Moore was just this side of horrible giving up six runs in the first two innings courtesy of a pair of three-run home runs. Josh Bell put the Nationals up in the first with his three-run shot. Bryce Harper cut the lead to 3-1 with a double but Juan Soto got it to 6-1 with another bomb. Odubel Herrera added a clutch double to cut the disadvantage to 6-2.

Things quieted down for the Nationals offense, due mainly to Moore leaving after a horrific 4 innings in which he allowed 7 hits the 6 runs with a pair of walks but striking out 3. If we haven’t learned anything about this Phillies team they can make things exciting. Bryce Harper electrified the Citizens Bank Park crowd with an inside-the-park home run immediately followed by an Andrew McCutchen homer to cut it to 6-4. With a runner on, after Jean Segura reached in the ninth due to a horrible throw on his grounder, Andrew Knapp hit what appeared to be a game-tying home run that fell just short. The Nationals held on for the 6-4 victory,

Earlier in the day the Phillies announced a trade that saw left-handed pitcher, Tyler Anderson being acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates for prospects, Abraham Guttierez as well as Christian Hernandez. This fell through due to possible injury to one of the prospects. He ended up in Seattle. The same two teams go at it again Wednesday. No Moore Matt, please.

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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