The perfect season ends in an 8-4 loss to the Mets. The New York Mets posted the first defeat on the 2021 Phillies with an 8-4 victory at Citizen’s Bank Park. The pitching, the biggest question mark entering the season finally imploded in the person of Vince Velasquez.
Chase Anderson went five innings giving up two hits and a pair of runs. Velasquez struck out the side in his first inning of work but, blew apart in his second with four walks. Vinny V continues to struggle and is the epitome of a bi-polar pitcher. Either very good or very not so good.
Didi Gregorius wowed the crowd with an absolute bomb to dead center field. Rhys Hoskins, another question mark entering the season smashed a long single that bounced off the left-field wall. The perfect season ends but let’s see if the Phillies can take the series.
The Phils and Mets go at it again Wednesday at 4:05 pm with Joe Girardi sending Aaron Nola to the hill. 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.