Surging Phillies Use Patchwork To Best Boston

Surging Phillies use a patchwork pitching rotation to best Boston, 5-4. Ranger Suarez picked up his second save with a 7 batter performance. Suarez worked his way out of a bases-loaded two-out jam in the eighth. He shut down the meat of the Ref Sox order for the save.

Suarez retired JD Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, and Rafael Devers in the ninth and put the Phillies record 44-44. Scheduled starter, Aaron Nola was put on the Covid List and Joe Girard had to go by “pitcher by committee” with Brandon Kintzler, Cristopher Sanchez, Hector Neris, Jose Alvarado, Archie Bradley, and Suarez combined to limit Boston to 11 hits. 4 runs, 7 strikeouts, and four walks.

Boegaerts connected on his 15th of the year to put Boston up, 1-0. JT Realmuto followed with an RBI single with a second run scoring on a throwing error. Ronald Torreyes (3 for 4) smashed a three-run shot with Alex Verdugo singled in a run, Bobby Dalbey cut it to 5-3 with Christian Arroyo making it 5-4 on a double.

Philly has won 7 of its last nine and in the last two series, Chicago and Boston put up 60 runs and 16 home runs. Now, the All-Star break. Surging Phillies use patchwork pitching with style.

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.