Phillies Drop Heartbreaker to Padres

Phillies drop a heartbreaker to the Padres. Aaron Nola was perfect for six innings. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite good enough as the San Diego Padres prevailed with a gut check, 4-3 win in the tenth inning.

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Philadelphia took a lead off the game’s first batter when Odubel Herrera opened things with a home run.

The perfect game ended with a Brad Miller fielding error. Manny Machado cashed in with the first hit being an RBI single that knotted things up, 1-1. Then, things got strange. Aaron Nola scored off a bases-loaded hit batter. Jean Segura would be plated off another hit by a pitch that pushed the score to 3-1 Phillies.

Down to their last out in the ninth, Jake Cronenworth took Nola deep to once again, tie things up at 3-3. To the tenth, they would go and Connor Brogdon unfurled a wild pitch to complete the Padre comeback. It was the first time since July 8th that San Diego came from behind later than the seventh inning to win.

Philadelphia continues their free fall and drops to 62-60 for the season. The line on Nola is 8 2/3 innings with 2 hits, 2 earned runs, a pair of walks, and fanning 11. Phillies drop a heartbreaker to the Padres.

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.