Phillies Drop Both Ends of Twin Bill

Phillies drop both ends of a twin bill. The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets squared off in a doubleheader Tuesday.
It’s usually never bad when your pitching staff surrenders just eight runs in two games. One problem with giving up only eight… you need to score more than three.

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In the 4-0 whitewash, Marcus Stroman threw a gem, 86 pitches in 6 innings with 4 hits and 3 strikeouts. Two names you probably heard all day, Jonathan Villar and Brandon Nimmo supplied the New York offence with Villar banging an RBI double complemented by Nimmo getting three hits and 3 RBI’s.

It was more of the same in the other game. This time it was Mets pitcher, Taijuan Walker who stole the stage. Walker went 4 innings. At this point in the season is equal to a good outing. Walker gave up 3 runs and struck out 3. Dominic Smith kicked things off with a two-run homer to put the Mets in front.

An Andrew Knapp fly ball that scored Alec Bohm got it to 2-1. Jean Segura’s infield single plated Rhys Hoskins to send it to extra innings. Didi Gregorius plated Andrew McCutcheon and Philadelphia needed the shut the Mets down to take this one.

The Mets didn’t get the memo. Pete Alonso scored Lindor to tie it up again. On a 3-2 pitch with the bases juiced, the aforementioned Villar smoked a ball that McCutcheon watched sail over his head for the 4-3 game-winner.

Baseball purists were scratching their heads over a few things. 7 inning regulation games and, if you need extra time, a team places a runner at second base to start each and every inning. The same teams go it again Wednesday at 7:05 PM. Phillies drop both ends of a twin bill.

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.