Phillies Survive Their Bullpen

Phillies survive their bullpen, manager, and Brewers, 6-5. The Philadelphia Phillies used the long ball with Andrew McCutcheon slamming a pair and Brad Miller hitting a three-run shot to supply most of the offense.

Nola Shines Again

Aaron Nola continues to impress and went 6 innings allowing 5 hits, one earned run with a pair of free passes, and striking out 10.
Daniel Vogelbach singled home Kolton Wong to give Milwaukee the first inning 1-0 cushion. Andrew McCutchen led off the bottom of the inning with a homer to get things even just that quick. The Phils seemingly blew it open in the third that started with McCutcheon slamming his second of the game followed by Rhys Hoskins getting a single but was thrown out on his attempt to stretch it to a double.

After a Didi Gregorius RBI single, Brad Miller hammered a three-run shot to get it a 6-1 Phils advantage. Enter Joe Girardi and one of the biggest blunders in Philadelphia sports history. Girardi wanted to replace Nola with Enyel De Los Santos, who was brought up earlier in the day,  Simple switch right? Hold that thought. De Los Santos was never put on the active roster that the umpires had. Fast forward to his replacement, David Hale.

“Every day, we submit the lineup, it goes to Major League Baseball,” Girardi said. “We made a roster change, and I just didn’t catch it. I mean, ultimately, it falls on me because I didn’t catch it.”

The Bullpen Woes

The line on Hale, single, hit by pitch, single… so much for Hale. JoJo Romero came in and promptly surrendered an RBI ground out by Lorenzo Cain and a two-run shot from Jackie Bradley Jr. and just like that, it was 6-5.

No further runs were scored but a lot of head-scratching was going on. Girardi is taking heat on Social media about his managing decisions. Factor in his removing Rhys Hoskins and putting his backup catcher, Andrew Knapp at first base. Phillies survive their bullpen, manager, and Brewers. 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.