Phillies Win Behind Wheeler and Miller

Well, That was refreshing! Phillies win behind Wheeler and Miller, 6-2. Entering this game, With an off-day looming, the Red Sox opted to give Xander Bogearts and JD Martinez an additional day off. Factor in a banged-up Alex Verdugo and the BoSox were ready to have their four-game winning streak snapped.

Wheeler Deals

There is a reason they call a pitcher “A stopper” and Zack Wheeler is just that. After a lead-off single by Kiki Hernandez, Wheeler retired the next seventeen batters. Wheeler (7.1 innings, 3 hits, 1 earned run. A single walk, and a career high 12 strikeouts) made one mistake which turned out to be a monstrous 474 foot home run by Frenchy Cordero.

Team Philadelphia finally got a first-inning lead and some elusive runs. Odubel Herrera (3 for 4, 1 RBI) started things off when he was hit by a pitch then swiped second. The shift was put on for Rhys Hoskins who beat it with an RBI single. Alec Bohm drew a walk bringing up Brad Miller.

Miller was playing in right field giving the struggling Bryce Harper a mental health day. Miller promptly smashed a ball into the screen beside the foul pole and Philly found themselves up, 4 zip. Cordero hit his tape-measure shot in the  8th making it 4-1 but Andrew McCutchen added a sac fly and the consistent, Odubel Herrera stroked an RBI double in the bottom of the inning making it 6-1.

Rafael Devers added a home run of his own to get it to the 6-2 final. The Phils ended the 2-4 homestand and head out for another nine-game trip. The win ended a four-game losing streak and the Phils cut back their strikeouts to under 10. Not by much though as they finished with a team total of nine. Rhys Hoskins went 1 for 3 with a walk and a Run Batted In. Brad Miller posted a 2 for 4 contest with 2 runs scored and three RBI’s. Phillies win behind Wheeler and Miller.

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.