Phillies Drop Game One

Phillies drop game one to the Nationals in the doubleheader. After having Wednesday’s game postponed due to Covid issues with the Nationals. this lead to an unscheduled twin bill was on tap for Thursday. Game 1 featured a good old-fashioned pitching duel between the Nats, Max Scherzer, and the Phils Zack Wheeler.

Scherzer, the topic of many trade rumors, pitched his final game before the 4 pm Friday trade deadline. Scherzer was his usual stellar self going 6 innings allowing just 3 Philadelphia hits. one of which was a JT Realmuto homerun and Scherzer got the best of Wheeler in this one, 3-1.

Gerardo Parro notched a sac fly in the second inning to get the Nats the 1-0 lead. JT Realmuto clubbed his homer in the fourth to even the score at 1. It stayed that way until Yan Gomes planted a two-run shot in the top of the seventh to supply the difference. Wheeler got a rare complete game with his 7 innings allowing 7 hits, 2 walks while striking out 5.

With the deadline looming a few moves have been made. A guy that would have looked good in a Phillies uniform, Sterling Marte, was shipped to Oakland in exchange for Jesus Luzardo. Milwaukee added Eduardo Escoba from Arizona in exchange for Minor League outfielder, Cooper Hummell. The Nationals acquired Catcher, Riley Adams from The Blue Jays in exchange for Brad Hand.

One big trade involved the Yankees and the Texas Rangers. New York sent, 2B Ezequiel Duran, SS Josh Smith, INF/CF, Trevor Hauve, and RHP Glenn Otto, with the Bronx Bombers adding, OF Joey Gallo, LHP Joely Rodriquez. More trades as we get them. Phillies drop game one to the 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.