Bats Come Alive in 7-0 Win

The Philadelphia Phillies picked up their second consecutive victory and move within 4 1/2 games of First with the Atlanta Braves loss to San Francisco. The win puts Philadelphia back above .500 at 65-64.

Kyle Gibson continues to pitch well and allowed just three hits with 3 strikeouts in his 6 innings of work Gibson threw 99 pitches with Jose Alvarado, Hector Neris, and Sam Coonrod each pitching an inning.

Game Action

For the first time in five games, the Phils scored in the first inning started by an Odubel Herrera double followed by a Jean Segura infield hit that set the plate for a Bryce Harper sac fly giving the home team a quick lead that they would never give up.

Didie Gregorius then picked up his first of three doubles which resulted in his first of a pair of RBI’s.

” I don’t remember the last time we scored in the first inning” oe Giradri would say.

it would be all Philadelphia all night continued by back to back homers from Odubel Herrera and Jean Segura and at the end of three innings, it was a 4-0 game with Gibson cruising.

The deluge continued with Rafael Marchan, Gregorius and Brad Miller each knocking in a run to get the margin of victory to 7-0.

How good has Gibson been? in his 37 innings since coming over from Texas, Gibson has allowed just 13 runs for a 3.16 earned run average while the team is 4-2 in his starts.

To give a taste of his performance Saturday, Gibson retired 12 of the first 13 he faced.

Same two teams square off Sunday before Philadelphia hits the road to Washington.

Bats Come Alive

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.