The Drama Thickens

The drama thickens with an 8-6 win. The Comeback Kids, the Philadelphia Phillies did it once again to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday evening. Kyle Gibson went 6 innings surrendering just three hits, but, gave up four runs while walking two and fanning six Pirates.



Gibson kicked off the scoring when he connected for his first career-long ball. The lead was short-lived with Kevin Newman bringing home a pair with a double. Michael Perez followed up with a two-run single to get it to a 4-1 Pirates lead. Brad Miller stopped the run with a solo shot, his 20th, Bryce Harper made it a one-run game with a double.

Ronald Torreyes gave Philly the lead with a two-run single. Wilmer Dipo jumped on the homer parade with a two-run blast to flip the lead. The suddenly productive, Didi Gregorius knocked a three-run shot to seal the deal.


Atlanta kept the Phils at bay with a 4-0 whitewashing of San Diego. To add to the drama, Hector Neris was in hot water with runners in scoring position and a climbing pitch count. Joe Girardi came out to yank him but, Neris shrugged Girardi off and offered, “I can get this guy!” Neris fielded a shot up the middle, took it to first, and emphatically used both feet to record the out. “When you are in the moment, you don’t care how many pitches you are throwing. Just you need the outs. I wanted that, man!” Neris exclaimed. The drama thickens.

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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