Back to Back Hit By Pitch

Bryce and Didi are the victims of the back to back hit by pitches. Phils win, 5-3. It wasn’t the usual suspects carrying the offense in this one.

Unheralded Brad Miller went 1 for 3 with a walk and two RBIs to pace a 5-3 Phillies win. Didi Gregorius posted a 1 for 2 night with an RBI and got plunked. More on that in a bit. Andrew McCutcheon and Andrew Knapp also knocked in a run.
Vinny V, Vince Velasquez, started and was less than stellar going 4 1/3 innings allowing 5 hits, 3 earned runs, a pair of walks, and whiffing 5.

The story in this one was Genesis Cabrera and three batter rule that even Mike Schildt, Cardinals manager, was critical of.

“That’s a failure of the three-batter minimum,” Shildt said. “It absolutely is that. Completely, absolutely, no doubt. But that’s an outlier of it.”

Joe Girardi in a rare show of anger was ejected but not before he threw the umpire out!

“If a guy hits a guy in the face and a guy in the ribs with two pitches, he’s got to go, right?” Girardi told reporters after the game. “If you’re really protecting the players, obviously, he doesn’t have command. He’s got to go.”

On Cabrera’s first pitch, Harper was hit in the face with a 97 mph pitch that bloodied the Phillie who left the field of his own accord. The very next pitch that hit Didi Gregorious was a 94 mph pitch that contacted the ribs of Gregorius who stayed in the game. Harper reported that there was no damage and showed the residuals of a bloody nose. As to the availability for Harper for Thursday’s game, there was no comment or report. The story of the game was back to back hit by pitch. For more Phillies coverage click here.

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.