The Drama Thickens

The drama thickens with an 8-6 win. The Comeback Kids, the Philadelphia Phillies did it once again to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday evening. Kyle Gibson went 6 innings surrendering just three hits, but, gave up four runs while walking two and fanning six Pirates.



Gibson kicked off the scoring when he connected for his first career-long ball. The lead was short-lived with Kevin Newman bringing home a pair with a double. Michael Perez followed up with a two-run single to get it to a 4-1 Pirates lead. Brad Miller stopped the run with a solo shot, his 20th, Bryce Harper made it a one-run game with a double.

Ronald Torreyes gave Philly the lead with a two-run single. Wilmer Dipo jumped on the homer parade with a two-run blast to flip the lead. The suddenly productive, Didi Gregorius knocked a three-run shot to seal the deal.


Atlanta kept the Phils at bay with a 4-0 whitewashing of San Diego. To add to the drama, Hector Neris was in hot water with runners in scoring position and a climbing pitch count. Joe Girardi came out to yank him but, Neris shrugged Girardi off and offered, “I can get this guy!” Neris fielded a shot up the middle, took it to first, and emphatically used both feet to record the out. “When you are in the moment, you don’t care how many pitches you are throwing. Just you need the outs. I wanted that, man!” Neris exclaimed. The drama thickens.

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.