The Phillies were looking for the series sweep against the Braves. Marlon Byrd had a great game going 3-for-5 with his 11th home run of the season, two runs scored and three RBIs. Domonic Brown was all over the place going 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and his fifth stolen base of the year. Ryan Howard continued to swing a hot bat as he went 3-for-5 with a double, a walk, a run scored and two RBIs as the Phillies finished off the sweep with a 10-5 victory. More here.
The Vinny Lecavalier rumors are heating up now that the NHL offseason has officially begun. The Flyers are shopping Lecavalier because he doesn't fit. What is interesting is reports say Lecavalier would be willing to accept a trade to the Florida Panthers. Lecavalier is in the driver's seat when it comes to trade talk around him as he has a full no-movement clause meaning any trade agreed upon must be approved by Lecavalier. More here.
The Flyers announced they have hired Gord Murphy as an assistant coach and assistant coach John Paddock will not return to the organization. Murphy last served as an assistant coach with the Florida Panthers from 2010-2013. Prior to Florida, Murphy was with the Columbus Blue Jackets from the time he retired as a player in 2002 until 2010. More here.