Wheeler Steals the Show

Wheeler steals the show, 4-0. Zack Wheeler was outstanding in his 7 innings against division rival, Atlanta Braves. With command of all his pitches and a fastball that was in the ’90s, Wheeler baffled the Braves in a dominating performance.

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10 strikeouts and allowing only one hit, Wheeler retired the last 17 batters he faced. He also becomes the first Phillies pitcher to have multiple hits (2) and an RBI in the same game since September 15, 2017, when Ben Lively accomplished the feat.

The 10 k’s is the most Wheeler has achieved since he signed with Philadelphia. His RBI marked the game-winner. Another intriguing issue is the much-maligned bullpen which was a laughing stock last season.

Archie Bradley and Hector Neris each pitched a scoreless inning. So, after two games, the bullpen has shown major improvement.
The series winds down Sunday afternoon. Wheeler steals the show. For more Phillies coverage click here.

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.