Bullpen Comes Through in Win Over Padres

Bullpen comes through in a 4-2 win over Padres. That’s not a typo. The bullpen shut the door and Ranger Suarez picked up his first Major League save. A game that featured two rain delays, 2 hours at the start and 45 minutes in the 4th. Philadelphia trotted out their healthy lineup for the second time and won both games.

Manny Machado started the scoring with a two-run shot off Zach Eflin (6 innings, 3 hits, the two earned runs, a pair of walks, and a pair of strikeouts). The Philadelphia offense consisted of Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins. Harper got it 2~1 off What else? A solo home run. Hoskins followed with a solo dinger of his own before Harper stepped up again and put the Phils in front, 3-2 with a sacrifice fly. Hoskins got some insurance with an RBI double.

Time to get nervous as Eflin was discharged for the evening and the bullpen took over. Bailey Falter, Archie Bradley, and Ranger Suarez only allowed one hit between them with Suarez coming in to pitch the ninth and face the heart of the San Diego order. Go figure. Fernando Tatis Jr.  Jake Croneworth and Machado all were retired without incident.

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.