Phillies Drop First Game To A’s

The old saying is, “You Can’t Win Em All”. The Philadelphia Phillies drop the first game to A’s in the final game of the series. Daulton Jefferies allowed just two Phillies hits in 5 innings to propel the Oakland A’s to a 4-1 victory on a cold ugly Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia.

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Phillies Drop First Game

Talk about a roster flip, the Philly hits were delivered by, Garrett Stubb and Johan Camargo. Zach Eflin, coming off an injury, went four innings allowing 2 walks and whiffing 3 on 68 pitches. Tony Kemp delivered a two-run single in the ninth but not before Elvis Andrus doubled off Bailey Falter and scored on a bloop single from Seth Brown. The Fightin’s continued using the log ball with Jean Segura connecting on his second in two days. Phillies drop first game To A’s this gloomy Sunday afternoon.


The Oakland win was the first for Manager, Mark Kotsay. Billy McKinney became joined an elite club becoming the 1,000 players to play for the Philadelphia, Kansas City, Oakland Athletics. The New York Mets head to Citizens Bank Park tomorrow to start the divisional series. 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.



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