A Disappointing Night

The Phillies have a very disappointing night in a loss to the Blue Jays, 4-0. When your starting pitcher gives up three runs before he records six outs, chances are not good for a victory. When your offense strikes out 14 times and does not score a single run, you simply are not winning.

Earlier in the season, it was the bullpen that was problematic but, they seem to get things together and with Archie Bradley pitching a rehab assignment in Lehigh Valley, there is more hope. Aaron Nola (6 2/3 innings, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, and 8 strikeouts) started off quite shaky but settled in to keep the Philadelphia squad in the game.

Matt Moore went the final 1 1/3 giving up an unearned run when Nick Maton couldn’t handle a throw from Andrew McCutcheon to allow the run to score. Maton was good in the batter’s box with his 2 for 4. Rhys Hoskins is showing signs of breaking out of his slump going 2 for 2 with a double and a walk. Vlad Guerrero Jr. went yard for the second straight game for the Blue Jays.

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Bryce Harper is “day to day” with right shoulder stiffness. JT Realmuto was lifted for a pinch hitter, so something not right there. In his final at-bat of the night. Andrew McCutcheon rubbed his eyes several times. The Phillies have a very disappointing night.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.