What a Difference Forty Minutes Makes

What a difference forty minutes makes for the Phightins. Phillies split with Marlins, 5-2, and 7-0 with Friday night doubleheader. Matt Moore toed the rubber in Phil’s first game back since the All-Star break. He went 4 1/3 innings allowing a half dozen hits, (for you Mets fans, that’s 6), 2 earned runs and 9 k’s. Travis Jankowski  (3 for 3 with 4 RBIs) enjoyed the biggest game of his professional career and “The Ronald” Torreyes supplied the fifth Phillies run.

Game One

Jankowski kicked things off with a broken-bat seeing-eye double that played all three runners who were on board. Jon Berti and Miquel Rojas each picked up RBI doubles that made it a 3-2 contest. Jankowski stepped up again with an RBI single. Torreyes got it to 5-2 with a single to put the finishing touches on the 5-2 win.

Game Two

This game was like death and taxes. Didi Gregorious made an error on the game’s first pitch and Sterling Marte stepped up with a two-run jack. Jesus Aguilar (3 for 4, 1 run scored, and 4 RBI) pushed it 3-0, Marti with a double to get it to 4-0, with Aquila’s slamming a three-run blast to complete the 7-0 rout.

Jordan Halloway was great for the Marlins with his five innings that witnessed 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Zach Eflin was not on his game from the opening pitch and struggled thru 3 2/3 innings allowing 5 runs on 6 hits with a pair of walks. As hot as the Philadelphia offense has been, the downtime showed in this one and the Phils only registered two hits. What a difference forty minutes makes for the Phightins. Let’s see how the rest of the series plays out.

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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