Is It Time to Panik?

Is it time to Panik? Newly acquired Joe Panik went two for four including a homer and RBI single as the Miami Marlins pasted the Philadelphia Phillies,11-6. 

A rare bad outing from Aaron Nola included the Marlins batting around in the fifth inning scoring six times. Philly actually looked good up until the fateful inning with things starting off with the Panik Homer making it 1-0.

A solo blast by Bryce Harper (3 for 5, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI) a triple from Nick Maton, and an Odubel Herrera RBI single gave the pinstripes a 4-1 edge. With Nola on the mound, you had to like the Phils chances. Guess again. Nola struck out 11 in only 4 2/3 innings but allowed 7 earned runs on 9 hits.

Adam Duvall went yard for the second consecutive game to cut it to 4-2 before Jean Segura singled in a run. Garrett Cooper, Miquel Rojas, Jesus Sanchez, and Panik each had run-scoring singles. Sandy Leon played a pair with a double making it 8-5. Cooper picked up his second RBI and a run scored on an Alec Bohm error pushing it 10-6. Harper jacked another solo shot and Sanchez closed the scoring with an RBI double. It just may be time to Panik.

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.

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