Phils Snap Losing Streak, 9-6.

The Philadelphia Phillies (5-8) losers of 7 of their last 8, found some offense to beat the Colorado Rockies (8-4) in the finale of their three game set.

Longballs were the flavor the day with a four homer afternoon.

To the Game..

Zach Eflin took the mound but, didn’t fare very well.

Ryan McMahon roughed Eflin up with a two double that plated Randal Grichuk and Kris Bryant for a 2-0 first inning Rockies lead.

The Philadelphia bats finally came alive starting with a 432′ homer from Nick Castellanos.

With Kyle Schwarber on board, the rejuvenated Alec Bohm went opposite with a two run 425′ blast.

Bohm is on a 10 for 21 (.476) tear with 2 doubles, a Homer and 7 runs batted in.

After 4 innings, the Phils were holding a 3-2 advantage.

It was tied up with a Grichuk SAC Fly in the fifth. The tie would be quickly broken when CJ Cron singled home Charlie Blackmon.

The sixth inning was witness to a “WOW” moment with Kyle Schwarber blasting a third deck Mammoth 468 foot blast

It was the second longest in MLB of the young season and the third longest in Schwarber’s career.

Heading to the seventh things were knotted up at 4.

Schwarber was plunked with the bases loaded to force in Rhys Hoskins

The National League SAC Fly leader, Alec Bohm knocked in the 6th Philly run.

Player of the Game, Johan Camargo ended the home run barrage with a 433 foot jack that plated Castellanos and Schwarber ahead of him for the 9-6 final.

“We’re a really good team, we should expect really good things out of us. Obviously, that comes with work, that comes with preparation. But I think that the more we can just take the pressure off a few bad games, we have to be able to put it behind us. We have to turn the page. We have to know that at the end of the day this is a really good team that can do some really good things.” Kyle Schwarber.

Notes:

• Camargo went 4 for 5 with the homer, and 3 RBI.

• Castellanos was 3 for 4 with the homer, a walk and one RBI.

• Schwarber, who has fought his way out of the slump, was 1 for 3, 2 RBI, a hit by pitch and the homer.

• Zach Eflin went 5 2/3 allowing 9 hits, 4 earned runs, 5 k’s on 86 pitches.

• Brad Hand got the win off his 1/3 of an inning with a walk and a strikeout

• Cory Knebel got his second save.

Phils Break Out of Slump

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.

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