Sounds Familiar

Sounds familiar? Following the good game followed by a bad game pattern laid out by our Flyers, the Philadelphia Phillies put together a… well, not great but a good game in disposing of the Colorado Rockies, 7-5.

Aaron Nola is showing what we all expected and solidifying himself as a legitimate ace in a deck of jokers in the pitching staff. Coming off his complete-game shutout, Nola went seven innings allowing 6 hits and 4 runs. Nola was backed up by the best game Rhys Hoskins has had with two homers, one a two-run shot and the game winner was good for three runs.

Nola knocked a base hit and scored twice off Hoskins heroics. Hector Neris entered (you can open your eyes now) went one inning allowing one hit and striking out one for the save. The old baseball adage is, learn from the losses build off the wins. Even if it’s ugly, build off it.

Nola and Hoskins have been what Phils fans have hoped for. Factor in Bryce Harper, JT Realmuto, and many good players. It is a matter of, stop me if you heard this last season, getting the pitching straightened out. It’s early, arms are still getting loose. Joe Girardi needs to either get Neris straightened out or find a replacement.

One bad game does not define a season nor does one good game. However, Neris has struggled in the closer role each of the last two seasons. Sounds familiar? 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.