Phillies Build on Lead, 5-3

The Phillies build on their lead in the division. The Philadelphia Phillies resorted back to the “pitcher by committee” system to outlast the New York Mets, 5-3 to boos their National League East lead to 1 1/2 games.

Ranger Suarez got the start going 2 2/3 innings giving up 3 walks and striking out 4. JD Hammer, Hector Neris, Jose Alvarado, Mauricio Llovero, and Ian Kennedy all saw action with Kennedy locking down the save. This one was a homer feast with the teams combining for six with three apiece.

Brad Miller started things with a solo shot with Odubel Herrera launching a three-run shot to make the score. 4-0. Miller connected on his second solo shot. History would be made in the ninth inning when it appeared the Phillies were getting their shut out.

Llovero made history, not in a good way. He became just the second pitcher to face three batters, who all homered, then exiting the game. Michael Conforto made it 5-1. No big deal right? Jonathan Villar stepped to the plate and quickly made it back to back jacks. It wasn’t over yet and James McCann nailed the third for a rare back to back to back trifecta. Who else allowed back to back to back? Luck would have it, BJ Rosenberg, a Phillie pulled it off on April 14, 2014.

Baseball History Part Deux

Brock Holt, a pitcher for the Texas Rangers, threw…not sure threw is the correct word, the slowest pitch to ever be called a strike with a rocket that topped out at 31.1 MPH. That’s not a misprint…31.1! The Phillies build on their lead in the division.

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.