Wheeler Gem, Phillies Win 2-1

Zach Wheeler pitched a gem last night in a 2-1 Phillies win. Hoskins collected homers 7 and 8 on the season with Zach Wheeler dominating through 8. Neris picked up the save but it wasn’t a scary one.

Phillies Recap – Wheelers Gem

Wheeler had a very savvy fielding play. Pitcher Adam Wainwright was at the plate with a man on in the 6th, a bunt was in order.
Wainwright was overmatched by a 96 MPH pitch and popped it up. Wheeler alertly let it drop and turned it into a double play.
Hoskins hit his first the next inning and duplicated the feat in the ninth for the winning margin. Wainwright went 9 innings, allowing the two Hoskins homers along with four other Phillies hits while striking out 8.

Wheeler started the ninth but left after walking the lead off batter. Wheeler’s line was quite impressive, 8 innings of one hit ball, walking three and striking out nine. A welcome sign for Phillies fans.

Hector Neris picked up the slack with a scoreless ninth but put a scare into everyone when the tying run was on second, Nolan Arenado clubbed a ball that went 335 feet that, when it left the bat, looked and sounded like a homer. Odubel Herrera, who was activated earlier in the day, started in Center Field and recorded the final out with a catch at the warning track.

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Hoskins takes over the home run lead in the major leagues highlighted by hitting six in his last six games.
Wainwright and Wheeler are the first two pitchers each go eight innings in the same game.

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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.