The Falcons use a pair of touchdowns and a two-point conversion to beat the Eagles, 15-3. Oops… make that the Atlanta soon-to-be renamed, Braves, use long balls to get a 15-3 win. The Phillies get beat, badly. What can you say about this game that hasn’t been said about painful rectal itch?
Vince Velasquez with a very ineffective outing that lasted just 2 1/3 innings allowing 6 runs on 5 hits and a pair of free passes. Velasquez was a bit annoyed over getting pulled after just 53 pitches. Atlanta connected for five home runs with the first two coming off Velasquez.
Freddie Freeman connected on a two-run shot, with Abraham Almonte adding a solo blast making it 3-0. Dansby Swanson pushed it to 4-0 with a double followed by Almonte stepping up again with a two-run single. An RBI single from Joc Pederson got it to 7-0 but, finally, the Phils got on the board with a Rhys Hoskins double cutting it to a 7-1 affair. Ozzy Albies blew it open further with a three-run shot followed by a two-run homer from Austin Riley.
Bryce Harper came home on a fielding error with Ronald Torreyes making it 12-3. Joc Pederson hitting the fifth Soon to be Renamed, Braves homer with a three-run shot. The two teams combined to use 10 pitchers. From the “Is there more to the story department”, Once again, no Home Run Hector.
Ronald Torreyes went the final 1 2/3 allowing 6 hits including the Pederson smash. Atlanta starter, Drew Smyly went four scoreless innings but was forced to leave with soreness in his knee. The Phillies get beat, badly.
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.