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 PULLS OFF A FIRST
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.
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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.