Nola’s Woes Continue

Aaron Nola’s woes continue in a 6-4 loss to the Yankees. After a two-week layoff, the Phillies hoped Aaron Nola found the cure for ailed him. No pun intended. With a shortened bullpen due to a certain thing we have all had enough of, Nola was counted on to eat some innings. He breezed through the first four but, as has happened most of the season, the defense faltered. More on that in a bit.

Rhys Hoskins 1 for 3, a run scored, stroked a homer run giving Philly a 1-0 lead. Estevan  Florial tied it with a run-scoring ground out.
Ronald Torreyes cranked a run-scoring double making it 2-1. That’s when the roof caved in.

Greg Allen was on third base when Tyler Wade lined sharply to Didi Gregorious who threw wildly to Torreyes and the result was Allen scoring making it a 2-2 game. Brett Gardner, all 37 years of him stepped to the plate holding a .191 average. Nola (5  1/3 innings, 7 hits, 4 runs, a walk, and 4 strikeouts) promptly surrendered a bomb and the Yankees were feeling it.

Gary Sanchez took his turn going yard and the Phils went from a 2-1 lead to a 4-2 deficit. Giancarlo Stanton collected the third Bronx Bombers homer before Jean Segura cut the lead to 5-3 with an RBI single. Florial connected on his first major league homer with Andrew McCutchen matching with one of his own to get it to 6-4. Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth to secure the third straight New York victory. The Phillies and Nola’s woes continue.

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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