Phillies Dump Mets

Phillies dump the Mets, 2-1. Somehow, someway the Phillies found a way to win without recording an RBI. Philly was without starters, Didi Gregorius, Bryce Harper, JT Realmuto, and Jean Segura due to various maladies. Even Manager Joe Girardi was missing to attending his daughter’s graduation.

Marcus Stroman (5 innings, 3 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, and 8 strikeouts), Aaron Loup, Jeurys Familia, and Miquel Castro combined to allow only the three Phillies hits. In a bizarre situation, Stroman walked Odubel Herrera to load the bases. He brings pitcher Chase Anderson (5 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, and 6 k’s) to the plate.

Anderson swung and missed but catcher, James McCann missed the ball which caromed off the umpire’s shin pads and rolled in front of the Phillies dugout with Brad Miller and Andrew Knapp scoring. Don Smith hit a line drive single that scored Pete Alonso to end the Mets’ futility of not scoring in 21 innings.

The Mets looked to get it, in the least, even,  but James McCann hit into a 6-4-3 double play to end things. McCann went 0 for 4 and stranded  5 runners in scoring position. The game was not without drama and Jose Alvarado struck out Dom Smith and celebrated.

Smith started chirping which resulted in the bench’s clearing. The next at-bat, Miquel Castro threw inside and tight to Rhys Hoskins that cleared the benches again. With the victory, the .500 Phillies have claimed first place. Phillies dump the Mets. For more Phillies coverage click here.

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.