What Was That? Phillies Pummel Pirates

Phillies pummel Pirates. The bats explode in a huge victory. A twenty-hit game and debut of their newly acquired pitchers were the story in the Phillies 15-4 pounding of the cross-state rival Pittsburgh Pirates. What a game to help salvage the series.

Kyle Gibson threw 111 pitches in his 6 and 2/3 innings only allowing 2 runs off 5 hits while walking a pair and whiffing 5. Philadelphia got multiple hits from, Jean Segura, Bryce Harper, Didi Gregorius, Odubel Herrera, and player of the game, JT Realmuto.

Realmuto (5 for 6, 3 RBI .. that’s not a misprint), started the ball rolling with an RBI single followed by Jean Segura (2 for 4, 3 RBI) plating a pair with a double. Wilmer Difo made it 3-1 with a single but Philly went back to work. Realmuto doubled. Odubel Herrera (2 for 4, 2 RBI) pushed it to a 5-1 lead off the Herrera SAC Fly.

Segura stepped up again with a run-scoring double. This coupled with Didi Gregorius (3 for 5, 3 RB) sending home a pair to get it 8-1. Pinch hitter, Kevin Newman launched a fly to center with Travis Jankowski making a diving catch to get it to 8-2. Realmuto said,”hold my beer” and knocked it two more to spread it to 10-2.

Gregorius got it to 12-2 followed by a Herrera run-scoring single. Bamboo Brad Miller and Alec Bohm added runs on groundouts. Enter new closer, Ian Kennedy who was not impressive allowing a two-run homer to Michael Perez to close the book on the 15-4 pounding. Phillies pummel the Pittsburgh Pirates to salvage the series.

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.