Phillies Tough One Out

The Philadelphia Phillies tough one out against division foes Washington Nationals, 6-2. The Phillies, coming off two losses to the Atlanta Braves, went into Washington to try to right the ship against the rival Nationals.

Andrew Knapp, pinch-hitting for JT Realmuto, slammed a bases-loaded single to blow open a close game. Jose Alvarado got himself in a jam allowing a two-out double to Ryan Zimmerman. Jose flowed that with a 14 pitch walk to Trea Turner (3 for 4, 1 RBI). Then a four-pitch walk to Juan Soto.

Up came heavy hitter, Josh Bell. On a 1-1 pitch, Bell fouled the pitch that hit Realmuto in a void on his shin pad. This left the catcher in obvious discomfort. The Phils escaped when Bell was retired. Kyle Schwerber set the drama up when he got it to a 3-2 score.

A rally by Philly started with Oduble Herrera (2 for 3 with two free passes) and Alec Bohm, who didn’t start, also knocked a two base hit. That pushed it to a 4-2 Philadelphia advantage. Andrew McCutcheon and Bryce Harper both walked to set the stage for the Andrew Knapp heroics and Knapp slammed a two run single to make it 6-2.

Chase Anderson pitched very well with 5 innings surrendering 3 hits and 2 runs with a walk and 4 k’s. The good news is that it does not appear the All-Star Catcher will need to go on the disabled list and all appearances are a muscle bruise. Philadelphia Phillies tough one out against the Washington Nationals.

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.