Phils Win Opener in Dramatic Fashion

Phils win opener in dramatic fashion over the Braves, 3-2. Despite jumping out to a 2-0 lead generated by an Alec Bohm sac fly that Andrew McCutcheon barely snuck in. As well as a JT Realmuto single to plate Rhys Hoskins who had doubled. The Phils saw the lead dissipate when the Kung Foo Panda, Pablo Sandoval buried an Aaron Nola 0-2 pitch that chased Nola.

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To his credit, Nola was in a zone and went 6 2/3 innings with 6 strikeouts and not allowing a free pass. Get a beverage, light a cigar… because you may not believe what you are about the read… the Phillies bullpen went 3 1/3 innings without allowing a run!! 

Don’t get me wrong, they were far from lights out and were saved by the defense at times.  Jose Alvarado, despite loading the bases, struck out the side. Hector Neris pitched a 1-2-3 ninth that was highlighted by what could be the catch of the season that Didi Gregorious pulled off.

Bad baserunning may have been the difference in this match-up. Either that or a beautiful throw from Roman Quinn who cut down Ozzie Albies on a shallow fly to center. Realmuto made a nifty catch and move to apply the tag.

With the new rules, the Pinstripes found Bryce Harper at second base to start the bottom of the 10th. Nate Jones faced Jean Segura who promptly singled to kick off a World Series type celebration. 8,529 witnessed the thriller and both teams are idle tomorrow but Zack Wheeler takes the mound with Charlie Morton pitching for Atlanta.

Phils win opener in dramatic fashion over the Braves, 3-2. For more Phillies coverage click here.

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.