Phillies Make it Three in a Row

The Phillies make it three in a row. Your Philadelphia Phillies did what they needed to do. They took three of four from the Arizona Diamond Backs with a 7-4 victory on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park on a sun-splashed afternoon. Freddy Galvis spoke very candidly in the post-game euphoria. “We know what we have to do. We’re going to win some games and lose some games, but we’ve got to have short memories and turn the page to the next page.”

To the Action

For the second game in a row, the Phillies scored runs in the opening inning. In this game, the runs were supplied by Andrew McCutchen bringing home Jean Segura. The hit moved JT Realmuto to third base where he would cross the plate. Freddy Galvis knocked a SAC fly pushing it to a 2-0 lead.

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The Comeback

Arizona would counter off Jake McCarthy’s first big league hit, a double. He plated Carson Kelly, and just like that, it was 2-1. Ranger Suarez (5 1/3 innings, the one run, with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts) was settling in, while the Philadelphia offense was getting engaged. A big fifth inning with Jorge Bonifacio bringing home Segura on a ground out to first. As things unfurled, Philly found Bryce Harper at third and Andrew McCutchen at second. Neither would be there long. Galvis brought them home on a single to center to make it a 5-1 affair. The DBacks were poised to strike. They began to chip away in the 7th when Nick Ahmed doubled home Pavin Smith that cut it to a three-run game, 5-2.

Fireworks in the 8th

The big inning in this one was the 8th with Arizona getting it 5-4 thanks to Ahmed bringing home David Peralta and McCarthy and, just like that, it was white knuckle time with the big lead suddenly shrunk to one, 5-4. Fear not on this day Phillies fans. Galvis would score on a Rafael Marchan triple and Marchan would cross the plate on a Travis Jankowski triple to make it 7-4. Ian Kennedy was dominant with a pair of strikeouts to get the save and seal the deal. JD Hammer went 2/3 of an inning. Connor Brogdon, making his third straight appearance, went one inning allowing a run of 2 hits while walking one and fanning one. Archie Bradley showed up, for 2/3 of an inning with Kennedy closing the door to improve the Phillies record to 66-64. The Phillies make it 3 in a row.

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.