Phillies Drop Game Off a Wild Pitch

Phillies drop game off a wild pitch, 4-3. The good the bad and a loss. The undermanned Philadelphia Phillies dropped a 4-3 game when David Hale unfurled a wild pitch in the 10th inning.

Phil’s manager Joe Girardi took the blame for the loss when he opted to walk Edmundo Sosa to get to the pitcher’s spot in the order. Matt Carpenter pinch hit and promptly slammed a three-run homer. While it was not a game-winner, it certainly changed the complexion of this game.

“This game is on me,” Girardi said after being asked about Matt Joyce’s terrible judgment on the bases in the top of the 10th and catcher J.T. Realmuto’s inability to block a wild pitch that enabled the winning run to score. “It’s not on those guys. It’s not on J.T. It’s not on Matt. It’s on me. I was the one who chose to walk [Edmundo] Sosa to get to [Matt] Carpenter, and it didn’t work out. So this one’s on me.”

Nick Naton posted a 2 for 4 nights with Alec Bohm, Andrew McCutcheon, and JT Realmuto each delivering 2 hits and an RBI.
Aaron Nola went 6 innings giving up 4 hits with the biggest being the Carpenter blast. In addition, Nola allowed 1 walk while striking out 7.

Bryce Harper, plunked by a 97 mph fastball from the arm of Genesis Cabrera, exhibited a ton of class by messaging Cabrera.

“Whoever’s a fan of Bryce Harper, whoever has children that are fans of Bryce Harper, support that guy,” Cardinal Manager Mike  Shildt said. “Because what he sent over in a message today was completely a class act.”

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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.