What a Difference Forty Minutes Makes

What a difference forty minutes makes for the Phightins. Phillies split with Marlins, 5-2, and 7-0 with Friday night doubleheader. Matt Moore toed the rubber in Phil’s first game back since the All-Star break. He went 4 1/3 innings allowing a half dozen hits, (for you Mets fans, that’s 6), 2 earned runs and 9 k’s. Travis Jankowski  (3 for 3 with 4 RBIs) enjoyed the biggest game of his professional career and “The Ronald” Torreyes supplied the fifth Phillies run.

Game One

Jankowski kicked things off with a broken-bat seeing-eye double that played all three runners who were on board. Jon Berti and Miquel Rojas each picked up RBI doubles that made it a 3-2 contest. Jankowski stepped up again with an RBI single. Torreyes got it to 5-2 with a single to put the finishing touches on the 5-2 win.

Game Two

This game was like death and taxes. Didi Gregorious made an error on the game’s first pitch and Sterling Marte stepped up with a two-run jack. Jesus Aguilar (3 for 4, 1 run scored, and 4 RBI) pushed it 3-0, Marti with a double to get it to 4-0, with Aquila’s slamming a three-run blast to complete the 7-0 rout.

Jordan Halloway was great for the Marlins with his five innings that witnessed 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Zach Eflin was not on his game from the opening pitch and struggled thru 3 2/3 innings allowing 5 runs on 6 hits with a pair of walks. As hot as the Philadelphia offense has been, the downtime showed in this one and the Phils only registered two hits. What a difference forty minutes makes for the Phightins. Let’s see how the rest of the series plays out.

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.