Win Streak Extends to Four

The Phillies’ win streak extends to four. In what is becoming one of the most impressive streaks in Phillies history, long balls were, once again, the story in the 8-3 Phillies defeat of the (20-12) Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ranger Suarez is rapidly being the “ace” of the staff with his seven innings, 5 hit, 3 run, and 6 strikeout performances. Suarez at one point retired 11 Dodgers in a row.

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To the Contest:

Manager Joe Girardi shuffled the line-up with Rhys Hoskins taking the lead-off slot. The experiment didn’t start so well with Hoskins getting called out on strikes. Bryce Harper started a rally with a double. Justin Turner, after making a nice stop, bounced his throw to first sacker, Freddie Freeman for an error putting runners at the corners.

Jean Segura, an owner of a 10-game hitting streak, made it 11 with a three-run shot. It would be the first of four Phillies homers for an early 3-0 advantage. The long ball party continued in the bottom of the inning with Mookie Betts hitting an opposite-field shot. The incredibly hot Bryce Harper hammered a gargantuan blast to the back of the Phillies bullpen for the second three-run shot for Philadelphia and a 6-1 lead

“We just know [Urías] is really good, He’s a 20-game winner for a reason last year and we’re just trying to get a jump on pitches in the zone, not let him get ahead of us. When he gets ahead of guys, he shuts the door on them,”

Bryce Harper

Urias had issues with his command and Philadelphia made him pay. Kyle Schwarber joined in on the home run party to make it a 7-1 contest. Hoskins made it four Phillies homers and an 8-1 score. Cody Bellinger cracked a two-run bases-loaded double that cut it 8-3 but, Suarez took over and retired the next 11 Dodgers he faced to give Philadelphia their first series win over LA since 2014.

More on Harper

An incredible stretch of three games for Harper who went 2 for 4 with a home run, double, and three RBI on Thursday. Friday he went 3 for 4, then this game he posted another 3 for 4 which included a bunt single. Harper will be shut down for a few days due to receiving a Platelet-rich Plasma injection for his UCL tear.

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Things:

The Phillies’ win streak extends to four in a row and five of their last six to climb to the .500 mark. When asked about the Dodger’s pitching thus far in the series, Manager, Dave Roberts spoke very candidly.

“First off, you’ve got to give the Phillies a lot of credit. Offensively, I think they’ve had a really good approach and plan against all of our guys. There’s an intent to spoil pitches, use the entire field, and take walks if needed. They’ve got a good plan and done a nice job.

“Conversely, on our side, just bad execution. I think there are some sequencing things we’ve got to be better at. Up until Kimbrel took the mound, and I thought Graterol threw the ball well, just unlucky. We just didn’t pitch well.”

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.

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