Phillies Shake Things Up but Lose 3-1

Phillies shake things up but lose. Prior to their game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Philadelphia Phillies made moves. That included Freddy Galvis and Sam Coonrod being activated with Enyel De Los Santos and Jorge Bonifacio being dropped from the roster. Director of Baseball Operations, Dave Dombroski shook up the Front Office by replacing, Bryan Minniti, Josh Bonifay as well as Scott Proefock. Minniti and Proefock will now be Consultants.

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“I wasn’t satisfied with some things on the player-development aspect, from observation and past history…then, when you start trying to sort out who’s responsible for what, sometimes that’s hard to do,” Dombrowski spoke candidly.

Did I mention there was a game to be played? Ranger Suarez got the start and pitched well. Going 6 2/3 innings surrendering 6 hits, 1 run, walking one, and whiffing 6 on his 97 pitches. Brandon Lowe plated Wander Franco give the Jays a short-lived lead with Bamboo Brad Miller, doubled knocking in Didi Gregorius who had singled. In the 8th inning, Archie Bradley issued a free pass to Brett Phillips who promptly stole second.

Randy Arozarena was plunked with a pitch to set the stage for the game hero. Nelson Cruz rocked a bases-clearing double that provided the margin of victory. Some baseball oddities, when Bradley struck out Wander Franco, it was only the second strikeout for Franco in his last 9 games. Nelson Cruz has played 1852 Major League games. Big deal right? It was the first game he ever played first base. Phillies shake things up but lose.

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.