It’s Miller Time

Miller Time! Phillies ride Brad Miller to 8-0 blanking of the Chicago Cubs. On this night Joe Girardi looked like a genius. With left-handed Adbert Alzolay on the mound, Girardi opted to sit first baseman, right-handed, Rhys Hoskins despite Hoskins being on a nice streak. Hoskins out left-handed utility man Brad Miller in. Sounds crazy right?  Girardi was just warming up and called for a double steal. Sounds crazy right?

The double steal worked as JT Realmuto stole home. Good call Joe. Miller hammered not one, not two but three home runs and accounted for five runs batted in. Good move Joe! Miller, a Cub killer pulled off the feat in storybook fashion. His parents were in attendance to witness their son’s first three-homer game and increase his lofty numbers against Chicago.

For his career, Miller has a .308 average with 4 doubles, 6 homers, and 18 RBI. Zach Eflin went six scoreless in scattering five hits, a walk, and striking out five. Chicago only had two runners past first base and that happened in the first inning.

Girardi looked good one more time with Archie Bradley, Hector Neris, and Ranger Suarez each having a shut-out inning with Neris whiffing a pair. Didi Gregorious crushed s two-run homer to account for the 8-0 score and Philadelphia touched the plate 31 times in the four-game series. This game gave a whole new meaning to Miller Time!

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.