Phillies Out Hustled

The Phillies were clearly out hustled. Another pitching performance wasted as the Pittsburgh Pirates, namely, Bryan Reynolds outlasted team Philadelphia by a 3-2 score. Reynolds, who made a spectacular catch earlier in the game all but stole the game in the ninth. After hustling into second on a double, Gregory Polanco came up and the Phillies put the shift on which put Alec Bohm in the normal shortstop position.

Polanco did his part to help the Phils when he hit a sharply hit ball that Bohm fielded. Reynolds saw his opportunity and raced to third. “I knew he couldn’t catch me”, Reynolds explained. So, off Reynolds went and alertly made it to third and scored the walk-off run a short time later.

Pittsburgh went in front 2-0 off an RBI Triple from Kevin Newman and a single off the bat of Ben Gamel. Aaron Nola cut the lead to 2-1 with a sacrifice fly with Bryce Harper getting the equalizer off a single. In yet another great pitching matchup, Nola went six innings surrendering the two earned runs off only 3 hits with a walk and fanning 5,

Hector Neris and Archie Bradley each had scoreless innings with Jose Alvarado getting tagged for the loss. JD Brubaker also went six innings allowing one earned run with a pair of walks, 4 strikeouts, and allowing only 3 Phillies hits for the Pirates. The largest crowd to see a Pirates since pre-pandemic days with 32,071 in attendance. They saw the Phillies get out hustled.

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.