Wheeler Deals

Wheeler Deals a complete game, 2-0, victory. Zack Wheeler and Brandon Woodruff put on a pitching display that Wheeler would win with a complete game 2-0 shutout.

How good was Wheeler? He pitched to a minimum of 24 batters they 8 innings. His line. 9 innings, 3 hits, no walks, and 8 strikeouts.
Wheeler, at one point, retired 18 straight Brewers. He allowed singles to Lorenzo Cain and Avisail Garcia in the ninth inning to get everyone nervous. Manager Joe Girardi came out for a chat but, left Wheeler to get his second career shutout on his 118th pitch.

“It felt good, especially since they got those two hits right there in the last inning. They weren’t anything special, but when your pitch count is up and you’re in the last inning, it makes you a little nervous out there I guess, but you have confidence in yourself and you just have to make your pitches.” Wheeler commented.

Woodruff was good as well with 6 2/3 innings, 1 earned run, 2 walks, and 11 strikeouts. One of the hits was a “Bohm Bomb” that gave Philly the lead. Angel Perdomo finished up with 1 1/3 innings, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts with two hits. Rhys Hoskins smashed a double to get it to 2-0. The Phillies swept the four-game series and head out on the road for a nine-goal stint. Wheeler deals one hell of a game.

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.