Phils Lose 3-2, Lose Ground

The New York Mets were able to salvage one game of the series with Philadelphia on Sunday.

By virtue of the Atlanta Braves getting a two-run shot from Adam Duvall and a solo blast from Eddie Rosario, both in the seventh inning, to get the best of San Fran and stretch their lead to 2 games.

What About the Phillies?

In this one as well, it was a home run in the seventh inning that made the difference.

Jeff McNeil took Kyle Gibson deep to completes the Mets comeback, 3-2.

The Game..What Did I Miss

Bryce Harper (who else?) scampered home off a double off the bat of JT Realmuto for the early lead.

Harper would connect on a fifth-inning SAC fly that double the lead.

Now, The Bad News

Dominic Smith evened things with one swing of the bat. McNeil and Tomas Nido touched the plate on a Smith double in the bottom of the fifth.

McNeil would provide the difference with a 395-foot blast to right.

How Was the Pitching

in a Joe Girardi rarity, only two Philadelphia pitchers were employed.

Kyle Gibson falls to 4-5 with his 6 2/3 outing which saw 7 hits, the 3 runs with a walk, and 9 k’s.

Cam Bedrosian finished things up.

Now What?

Next up is a series with the Baltimore Orioles. Philly gets another schedule break as Baltimore is among the bottom dwellers of the MLB.

End of the day…Philadelphia has dug themselves a hole, albeit not a huge one, but, every game has become a “must-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.