Yesterday's Scores: Marlins 1, Phillies 0; Penn 24, Villanova 13
Today's Schedule: Islanders @ Flyers - 6:00 PM (CSN / 97.5 The Fanatic); Phillies @ Mets - 7:05 PM (CSN / 1210 WPHT - 94 WIP); Malvern Prep @ La Salle (at Upper Dublin) - 7:00 PM
Trip to Fort Lauderdale for Flyers @ Panthers - October 9th-12th - More information here.
PHILLIES CAN'T GET ANYTHING, FALL TO MARLINS 1-0 IN BLAH GAME
Good news is that Phillies (57-96) starter Alec Asher gave up only one run on three hits in seven innings of work. Bad news. Bad news is that the one run Asher gave up was the only run scored in the game. Poor kid. That one run came from an RBI triple from Marlin (66-87) J.T. Realmuto in the bottom of the seventh. But Asher recorded his first two hits in his Major League career.
The Phillies end their away portion of the season with a weekend series with the Nationals beginning tonight. Jared Eickhoff (1-3, 3.16 ERA) will take on Jordan Zimmermann (13-8, 3.49 ERA) on the mound. (RECAP)
EAGLES INJURY REPORT: MAINLY THE SAME
An update to the injury report from Chip Kelly. DeMarco Murray didn't practice yesterday, and Kelly isn't sure whether or not he will play on Sunday. Kiko Alonso is pretty much out as we expected, while Cedric Thornton and Taylor Hart also didn't practice and seem to be out. Mychal Kendricks also did not practice, but he has not been ruled out. (REPORT)
FLYERS MOVES TO CONTINUE ON FRIDAY
Nothing official, but it looks like five players will be placed on waivers when they are open at noon today, with the intent of heading to Lehigh Valley. Those five are forwards Tim Brent, Aaron Palushaj, and Chris Conner, defenseman Davis Drewiske, and goaltender Jason LaBarbera. These don't come as shocks, as they were signed during the offseason for more depth in the minor league. Also, defenseman Christian Marti hasn't played in camp due to injury, and cannot be waived. Martin should be back by November and report to the Phantoms. The current roster is at 29 players. (REPORT)
WHAT'S BEING AFFECTED BY POPE FRANCIS?
Well your entire life, but there's more that's being affected. The Phillies, Sixers, and Union won't need to worry about anything, but some teams will:
- The Eagles will practice today and tomorrow at Monmouth University. They left yesterday to avoid any part of the World Meeting of Families. Both practices will be closed to the public and the media. Wide receiver Miles Austin was one of the very few NFL players that went to the University.
- Tonight's Flyers game against the New York Islanders will start at 6 PM. You should probably try and go, as the team will be selling free hot dogs, free pretzels, and free soft drinks, as well as 50% off all Flyers merchandise as well. College students don't have class, so if nothing's turning up early or want to do something before going out to parties, you can get $20 tickets at the Wells Fargo Center Box Office by showing your college ID. All in all, a great deal. Oh, and did we mention that there will be a 3-on-3 overtime session too?
- And players are also going to be affected by this weekend. Brayden and Luke Schenn will be two of 15 Flyers players that are being relocated to a hotel in New Jersey after being forced out of the city.
- Tonight's Malvern Prep and La Salle football game is being played at Upper Dublin High School, instead of Plymouth-Whitemarsh. The reason is reportedly because of the road closures in the city and that local roads such as 309 and Germantown Pike (where PW is) will be packed. It makes sense as well, as La Salle is about 5-10 minutes away from Upper Dublin.
- And almost everything else. Like literally hunker down wherever you are, or get out of this area. Shoutout to Syracuse for planning Parent's Weekend this weekend. Also, WIP great Josh Innes will spend his weekend outdrinking Syracuse and watching his LSU Tigers stomp all over the Orange in the Carrier Dome before heading to the Meadowlands to watch the Eagles-Jets game. That's what I'm doing as well. I better see him.
OTHER POPE NEWS (NO ELSEWHERE TODAY)
POPE FRANCIS SPOKE TO A JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS
Did you watch it? I didn't. Would you like to watch it? Maybe, so here's a link. And guess who was there?
Francis then made his way into the crap hole that is known as New York City.
FRANCIS WILL END UP LOVING PHILADELPHIA BECAUSE OF ITS FOOD
Last week, at the grand opening of the Center City dine-in Wawa, the company announced that they would serve Pope Francis a hoagie of his choice. Today, we learned what he'll have for dessert. Brothers Ryan and Eric Berley, better known as the owners of Franklin Fountain, are preparing a new flavor for the Pope's meal at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary this weekend. It's called "caramelized banana," and I'm already wanting to have some. It'll also be available to the public until it runs out.
THE PHILLIES ARE HOPEFULLY BLESSED FOR NEXT SEASON
Probably not, but hey...
TODAY IN HISTORY
- 1237: England and Scotland sign the Treaty of York, establishing the location of their common border.
- 1555: The Peace of Augsburg is signed.
- 1789: The United States Congress passes 12 amendments to the United States Constitution, including the Bill of Rights.
- 1890: Congress establishes Sequoia National Park in California. I went there, and those trees are huge.
- 1911: Ground is broken for Fenway Park.
- 1957: Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas is integrated by the use of Army troops.
- 1977: About 4,200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon.
- Barbara Walters (86) - that's gotta be a lie.
- Hubie Brown (82)
- Robert Gates (72)
- Michael Douglas (71) - husband of Catherine Zeta-Jones
- Mark Hamill (64)
- Bob McAdoo (64)
- Scottie Pippen (50)
- PHILLY'S OWN WILL SMITH (47) - Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside-down...
- Bill Simmons (46)
- Catherine Zeta-Jones (46) - wife of Michael Douglas
- John Lynch (44)
- Matt Hasselbeck (40)
- Santigold (39) - also Philly's own!
- Chauncey Billups (39)
- T.I. (35)
- Donald Glover/Childish Gambino (32)
VIDEO OF THE DAY
From The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: WELCOME TO THE GOOD BURGER, HOME OF THE GOOD BURGER, CAN I TAKE YOUR ORDER?