Surging Phillies use a patchwork pitching rotation to best Boston, 5-4. Ranger Suarez picked up his second save with a 7 batter performance. Suarez worked his way out of a bases-loaded two-out jam in the eighth. He shut down the meat of the Ref Sox order for the save.
Suarez retired JD Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, and Rafael Devers in the ninth and put the Phillies record 44-44. Scheduled starter, Aaron Nola was put on the Covid List and Joe Girard had to go by “pitcher by committee” with Brandon Kintzler, Cristopher Sanchez, Hector Neris, Jose Alvarado, Archie Bradley, and Suarez combined to limit Boston to 11 hits. 4 runs, 7 strikeouts, and four walks.
Boegaerts connected on his 15th of the year to put Boston up, 1-0. JT Realmuto followed with an RBI single with a second run scoring on a throwing error. Ronald Torreyes (3 for 4) smashed a three-run shot with Alex Verdugo singled in a run, Bobby Dalbey cut it to 5-3 with Christian Arroyo making it 5-4 on a double.
Philly has won 7 of its last nine and in the last two series, Chicago and Boston put up 60 runs and 16 home runs. Now, the All-Star break. Surging Phillies use patchwork pitching with style.
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.