Sounds familiar? Following the good game followed by a bad game pattern laid out by our Flyers, the Philadelphia Phillies put together a… well, not great but a good game in disposing of the Colorado Rockies, 7-5.
Aaron Nola is showing what we all expected and solidifying himself as a legitimate ace in a deck of jokers in the pitching staff. Coming off his complete-game shutout, Nola went seven innings allowing 6 hits and 4 runs. Nola was backed up by the best game Rhys Hoskins has had with two homers, one a two-run shot and the game winner was good for three runs.
Nola knocked a base hit and scored twice off Hoskins heroics. Hector Neris entered (you can open your eyes now) went one inning allowing one hit and striking out one for the save. The old baseball adage is, learn from the losses build off the wins. Even if it’s ugly, build off it.
Nola and Hoskins have been what Phils fans have hoped for. Factor in Bryce Harper, JT Realmuto, and many good players. It is a matter of, stop me if you heard this last season, getting the pitching straightened out. It’s early, arms are still getting loose. Joe Girardi needs to either get Neris straightened out or find a replacement.
One bad game does not define a season nor does one good game. However, Neris has struggled in the closer role each of the last two seasons. Sounds familiar? For more Phillies coverage click here.
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.