Can It Get Any Uglier?

Can it get any uglier? I sure hope not. Well, at least Bryce Harper showed up, Two massive homers, the first one went  456 feet and the second becomes the longest National League dinger of the season, sailing 468 feet. Harper also had a beautiful throw to nail C.J. Cron on what appeared to be a sure run.

Now for the rest. The Rockies would go on to score the next 12 runs to cruise to a 12-2 defeat of the visitors from the East. Chase Anderson struggled but got through three innings then the roof caved in on him. 2 singles, a sac bunt, sac fly, and a walk. But, with the pitcher’s spot coming up, it seemed that Anderson would escape a huge inning.

Wrong though as Jon Gray banged a single and turned the lineup. Anderson was finally yanked two batters later but not before he posted these numbers, 3 and 2/3 innings, 6 hits, 6 runs, 3 walks, and 2 strikeouts. David Hale would enter and promptly gave up a grand slam to Story. Hale’s numbers were even worse. 1/3 inning, 2 hits, only charged with one earned due to the inherited bases loaded, and a walk.

Spencer Howard took overthrowing two innings, giving up 4 hits, 3 earned runs, a walk but striking out 4. Bailey Falter made his Major League debut and threw two innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 runs, and 2 strikeouts. This is one everyone would like to forget except the Harper part. Can it get any uglier? Only time will tell. For more Phillies coverage please 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.