Suarez Saves the Day

Suarez saves the day, 5-2 over the Nationals. Spencer Howard looked like a Cy Young candidate in the first inning. But, they play nine innings. Howard, whose first fastball at 94.9! breezed in the first, but only 48 pitches later his velocity had dropped to 92.5. The phenom started to have control issues which forced Manager Joe Girardi to insert Ranger Suarez who all but saved the game.

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It would be the shortest start in a short career of Howard. The line on Howard? 2 1/3 innings, only 1 hit, 0 runs with two walks, and two strikeouts. Suarez went three innings without allowing a hit, run or walk while amassing a trio of strikeouts.

Bryce Harper was activated before the game and went 1 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI. The Harper RBI was a big one that gave the Phils an insurance run. Andrew McCutchen lofted a three-run homer to score Jean Segura and Harper. Rhys Hoskins added an RBI before McCutchen hit a two-out pitch from Joe Ross.

Connor Brogdon picked up his first major league save. Trea Turner knocked in the Nat’s first run on fielder’s choice and Josh Bell homered for the Washington second run. Suarez has not allowed an earned run in 17 1/3 innings. Suarez saves the day.

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.