Psst Joe, This Guy Vince, We Need to Talk

Psst Joe, this guy Vince, we need to talk. Vince Velasquez is working his way out of the big leagues. Yet another dismal performance from Vince Velasquez leads a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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One of the bottom dwellers in the National League, the 39-64 Pirates beat up on Velasques. He only could squeeze 2 innings with a horrible, 6 hits, 5 runs a walk, and a strikeout. For most pitchers, that is a seven-inning performance, not Vinny. To compound matters, the Phillies offense was huge, well, one hit can be huge.

In a game that resembled a root canal, Bryan Reynolds basically won the game with a run-scoring triple. The Bucs were just getting started and Gregory Polanco made it 2-0 with an RBI single. Rodolfo Castro lofted a fly ball that Bryce Harper signaled a fair catch on with the ball dropping behind Harper for a run-scoring ground-rule double putting it to 3-0. The deluge continued with KeBraon Hayes hitting another run-scoring double, Polanco with his second RBI, and Kevin Newman with a two-run double to bring it to the 7-0 score.

This could be the final start for Vinny V as the Phils acquired, Kyle Gibson and closer, Ian Kennedy from Texas for…hold your breath, Spencer “Two Inning” Howard. From “The More To The Story Category.” Freddie Galvis was brought in from Baltimore. Is Rhys Hoskins going on the DL with Alec Bohm transitioning to first and Galvis taking over third? Time will tell. This guy Vince is playing his way out of the job.

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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