The Phillies Get Beat, Badly

The Falcons use a pair of touchdowns and a two-point conversion to beat the Eagles, 15-3. Oops… make that the Atlanta soon-to-be renamed, Braves, use long balls to get a 15-3 win. The Phillies get beat, badly. What can you say about this game that hasn’t been said about painful rectal itch?

Vince Velasquez with a very ineffective outing that lasted just 2 1/3 innings allowing 6 runs on 5 hits and a pair of free passes. Velasquez was a bit annoyed over getting pulled after just 53 pitches. Atlanta connected for five home runs with the first two coming off Velasquez.

Freddie Freeman connected on a two-run shot, with Abraham Almonte adding a solo blast making it 3-0. Dansby Swanson pushed it to 4-0 with a double followed by Almonte stepping up again with a two-run single. An RBI single from Joc Pederson got it to 7-0 but, finally, the Phils got on the board with a Rhys Hoskins double cutting it to a 7-1 affair. Ozzy Albies blew it open further with a three-run shot followed by a two-run homer from Austin Riley.

Bryce Harper came home on a fielding error with Ronald Torreyes making it 12-3. Joc Pederson hitting the fifth Soon to be Renamed, Braves homer with a three-run shot. The two teams combined to use 10 pitchers. From the “Is there more to the story department”, Once again, no Home Run Hector.

Ronald Torreyes went the final 1 2/3 allowing 6 hits including the Pederson smash. Atlanta starter, Drew Smyly went four scoreless innings but was forced to leave with soreness in his knee. The Phillies get beat, badly.

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.