From 5-1 to 1-5

From 5-1 to 1-5 the Phillies have had a rollercoaster ride in the first 12 games. A dismal night at the plate for the Philadelphia Phillies who dropped their fifth of the last six. The New York Mets did the damage in this and were led by David Peterson who struck out 10 allowing just two hits in 6 innings of work.

His only blemish was a solo homer by Jean Segura. Peterson allowed only a JT Realmuto hit before exiting with 80 pitches. James McCann posted a 3 for 4 night which included his first home run as a Met.

The newest Philly killer, Brandon Nimmo posted a three-hit game and Dominic Smith did the same. I wrote from 5-1 to 1-5 and, how fitting, the final score was 5-1.

Things don’t look much brighter as the Phillies face, the guy who may be the best pitcher in baseball, Jacob deGrom on Thursday. This is in an attempt to avoid a four-game sweep… weather permitting. The Phils, as a team, struck out 14 times with Bryce Harper picking up three of them. From 5-1 to 1-5 the Phillies need to bring some life to the bats.

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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.