Phillies pummel Pirates. The bats explode in a huge victory. A twenty-hit game and debut of their newly acquired pitchers were the story in the Phillies 15-4 pounding of the cross-state rival Pittsburgh Pirates. What a game to help salvage the series.
Kyle Gibson threw 111 pitches in his 6 and 2/3 innings only allowing 2 runs off 5 hits while walking a pair and whiffing 5. Philadelphia got multiple hits from, Jean Segura, Bryce Harper, Didi Gregorius, Odubel Herrera, and player of the game, JT Realmuto.
Realmuto (5 for 6, 3 RBI .. that’s not a misprint), started the ball rolling with an RBI single followed by Jean Segura (2 for 4, 3 RBI) plating a pair with a double. Wilmer Difo made it 3-1 with a single but Philly went back to work. Realmuto doubled. Odubel Herrera (2 for 4, 2 RBI) pushed it to a 5-1 lead off the Herrera SAC Fly.
Segura stepped up again with a run-scoring double. This coupled with Didi Gregorius (3 for 5, 3 RB) sending home a pair to get it 8-1. Pinch hitter, Kevin Newman launched a fly to center with Travis Jankowski making a diving catch to get it to 8-2. Realmuto said,”hold my beer” and knocked it two more to spread it to 10-2.
Gregorius got it to 12-2 followed by a Herrera run-scoring single. Bamboo Brad Miller and Alec Bohm added runs on groundouts. Enter new closer, Ian Kennedy who was not impressive allowing a two-run homer to Michael Perez to close the book on the 15-4 pounding. Phillies pummel the Pittsburgh Pirates to salvage the series.
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.