Phillies Grind Out 5-4 Win over Nationals

Phillies grind out 5-4 win over the Nationals. The Philadelphia Phillies may finally be putting it together and used longballs to close to within a game and a half of the Mets.

Zack Wheeler improved to 9-6 with a 7 1/3 innings, gem. Wheeler didn’t allow a hit until the 5th inning and made one mistake. The mistake was a big one with Josh Bell crushing a two-run shot that cut it to a 5-4 score. Hector Neris finished the eighth allowing a walk and picking up a strikeout. Jose Alvardo was in the closer spot due to Joe Girardi opted to rest Ian Kennedy. Alvarado picked up his fourth save.

The Phils took the lead on the very first pitch of the game with Jean Segura taking Patrick Corbin (7 innings, with 6 hits, 4 earned runs, a walk, and 8 strikeouts) out of the yard. Just like that, the Phils had a lead they wouldn’t lose. All of Philadelphia’s runs came via the longball and JT Realmuto pushed it to 2-0 with a jack of his own. Ronald Torreyes connected for his career-high fifth, a two-run shot, and it looked as if the Phils were cruising.

The Nats finally got to Wheeler in the 7th, with Tres Barrera posting a run-scoring ground out and Gerardo Parra singles to cut it to 4-2. Bryce Harper continued the home run show with the eventual game-winning homer. Josh Bell connected on a two-run shot but, the Nationals could do no more.

Connor Brogdon was placed on the 10-day injured list with elbow tendinitis. Mauricio Llovera has been recalled from Lehigh Valley. The Phils also announced the release of Brandon Kinzler. The same two teams go at it again Wednesday with Chase Anderson matching up against Pablo Espino. Phillies grind out 5-4 win.

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.