Phillies Win in Walk-Off Fashion

Phillies win in walk-off fashion, 6-5. Spencer Howard once again showed he is neither a major league starter nor a major league pitch. He went 3 and 2/3 innings, surrendering 4 runs off 6 hits with a pair of strikeouts.

The drama unfolded with Washington grabbing a 4-0 leadoff Howard with RBI triples from Josh Bell and Josh Harrison. Gerardo Parra pushed it to a 3-0 game with Victor Robles getting it to 4 zip, Rhys Hoskins hammered a three-run shot and to the ninth inning, they would go with Archie Bradley on the mound for Philadelphia.

Bradley struggled with a 28 pitch inning started by an Alcides Escobar singled to right. This was followed by Trea Turner grounding to Bradley that the pitcher bobbled but a hit was rewarded placing runners at first and second. After a Juan Soto walk, Josh Bell hit a grounder to Didi Gregorius that the infielder couldn’t handle to seemingly put it out of control at 5-3.

Washington closer, Brad Hand came on to end the proceedings but it didn’t quite work as planned for the Nationals. Jean Segura picked up a double and was advanced to third on a wild pitch. JT Realmuto struck out bringing up Bryce Harper. Harper promptly walked putting runners on the corners for the always reliable, Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen ended things in a dramatic fashion by taking Hand’s pitch over the wall for a thrilling 6-5 come from behind victory. Phillies win in walk-off fashion, 6-5.

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.