Phillies Make it 8 on an Emotional Day

The Philadephia Phillies, namely, Zack Wheeler, paid great homage to the deceased Hall of Famer, Roy Halliday on the day that his number 34 was retired, They make it 8 wins in a row on this emotional day. Wheeler continued to lay claim to the Cy Young Award with a brilliant two-hit shut out of the flailing New York Mets. The victory improved Philadelphia to a 2 and half-game lead in the National League East Division.

Wheeler would get all the run support he would need when Jean Segura and JT Realmuto each crushed a solo home run in the first inning. After Brandon Nimmo clubbed a lead-off double, Wheeler would retire the next 22 batters before walking Michael Conforto, in the interim. Bryce Harper smoked another solo blast to provide the margin of victory. Wheeler allowed another hit from Nimmo in ninth.

He was able to finish his masterpiece with just 108 pitches with just 50 thru the first four. It’s an emotional day for the entire fan base but with a victory they deserve.

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.