What A Difference a Few Hours Make

What a difference a few hours make, Phillies win, 2-1. Aaron Nola may have finally got his mojo back. Nola pitched into the ninth inning and fell one batter shy of a complete game. Nola threw 116 pitches in his 8 2/3 innings allowing only four hits, striking out 9.

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Austin Riley had three of the four hits with a pair of doubles and a ninth-inning home run that signaled the end for Nola. Ranger Suarez got the save facing just one batter. Jean Segura was outstanding, crushing a 4th inning home run and making a run-saving play to hold Riley at third. Ronald Torreyes supplied an insurance run with an eighth-inning home run.

The Phils made some roster moves with Travis Jankowski getting placed on, what else? The Covid list. Cristopher Sanchez was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Chase Anderson and outfielder, Mickey Moniak were placed on the active roster. With the Mets victory, Philadelphia remains 4 games behind them. Wow, what a difference a few hours make.

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.