Phillies Outlast Nationals, 7-5

Phillies outlast the Nationals in a huge victory. A wild ninth inning saw the Philadelphia Phillies wage an impressive comeback at Nationals Park in Washington. Odubel Herrera gave the visitors a 1-0 lead with a big home run. Andrew Stevenson matched a blast of his own that knotted things up at 1-1. Jean Segura would score on a wild pitch but Philly couldn’t hold the lead with Ryan Zimmerman scoring a pair on a single to left.

The rivals went to the white knuckle ninth that was started when Ronald Torreyes singled off Washington pitcher, Gabe Klobosits. Travis Jankowski worked a walk with Wander Suero taking the mound to face Jean Segurs who promptly roped a double scoring Torreyes to knot it at 3-3. Bryce Harper was given an intentional pass setting the stage for JT Realmuto who promptly slashed a two-run single. Pinch Hitter, Luke Williams struck but Alec Bohm would plate Harper with a single.

A bizarre double play, first to short back to first, resulted in Realmuto scoring before the third out and Philly was up, 7-3. Newly acquired, Ian Kennedy came in to finish off the Nationals. He surrendered a two-run homer to get the bench squirming. No further damage was done and Philadelphia gutted one out.


Following the season-long script, Joe Girardi used five pitchers with Ranger Suarez getting the start. He went 3 innings allowing only a walk and striking out one. Hector Neris followed with a two-inning stint allowing one hit with a pair of strikeouts. Enyel De Los Santos gave up a hit, one run, and one strikeout. Next up was Jose Alvardo who got hit around a bit with 2 runs on 2 hits in just 2/3 of an inning. Archie Bradley followed allowing just one hit in 1 2/3 innings, the aforementioned Kennedy mopped up with 1 hit and 2 runs. Phillies outlast the Nationals in a huge victory.

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.