The Phillies opened up their series with the San Diego Padres last night. Marlon Byrd had a game to remember going 1-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs. Ben Revere put up a two-hit game going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Chase Utley had a strong night going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Phillies rolled to a 5-2 victory. More here.
The Phillies announced on Tuesday they have signed seventh-overall pick Aaron Nola to a contract but no word yet on the signing bonus. The right-hander from LSU has a strong fastball that sits between 93-95 mph and can hit 96 mph if he is charged up for the game. More here.
The Sixers have received an $82 million tax credit from the Camden Economic Development Authority to build their new practice facility on the Camden waterfront. The Sixers filed for the tax credit on Friday and the EDA voted yesterday. More here.