The Phillies dropped the final game of the four game set with the Padres yesterday afternoon 5-4 at Citizens Bank Park. Cliff Lee went four innings and allowed five runs on ten hits. He only threw 82 pitches and had five strikeouts before he was lifted from the contest. He even allowed Chris Denorfia to steal home on a bad pickoff throw to first base. Brad Lidge returned to the Phillies making his first appearance of the year yesterday. More here.
The Texas Rangers exploded last night against the Minnesota Twins. The Rangers had 27 hits and became just the third team in AL history to have seven different players have three or more hits in a nine inning game. The Rangers topped the Twins 20-6 and they scored three or more runs in each of the first five innings. The Rangers, in the process of scoring 20 runs, never scored more than five runs in any inning last night. The Twins resorted to using right fielder Michael Cuddyer to pitch the eighth inning and it paid off as he held the Rangers scoreless. More here.
The Eagles are slated to open up training camp tomorrow at Lehigh University for the sixteenth year. According to the new collective bargaining agreement, teams are allowed to have two-a-day practices but the second practice must be a walk-through with no helmets. More here.
The San Francisco Giants met with President Barack Obama yesterday to celebrate their 2010 World Championship. Along with the Giants was Hall of Fame outfielder, Willie Mays. Brian Wilson, of course, took this opportunity not to shave at all and Tim Lincecum took the opportunity not to clean up his crazy hair either. More here.