Yesterday's Scores: Nationals 4, Phillies 0
Today's Schedule: Nationals @ Phillies - 7:05 PM (CSN / 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP)
PHILLIES BATS SILENCED IN 4-0 SHUTOUT TO THE NATS
Cody Asche recorded the team's only hit for a single in the fifth inning, which was the only bright spot in the game for the Phillies (56-90) as they fell to the Nationals (74-70) 4-0. Stephen Strasburg went eight strong innings and struck out 14, while David Buchanan gave up two runs on five hits and recorded five strikeouts in six innings of work. Bryce Harper scored batted in all four runs on the night with two separate home runs in the game, one in the first inning, and the other in the eighth inning.
The Phillies have 16 games remaining and are 10 losses away from reaching 100 for the season. They look to get back on the right note in the series finale with the Nationals to cap off a 10 game home-stand tonight. The Phillies will send out Alec Asher (0-3, 10.67 ERA), who's still looking for win number one for his career, while the Nationals will counter with Gio Gonzalez (10-7, 3.88 ERA). (RECAP)
OVERREACTION TUESDAY FOR THE EAGLES
Let's just try to forget what happened Monday night in Atlanta and focus on Dallas, please? What am I saying, this is Philly, and we won't stop talking about this until maybe Thursday. From the questionable decision to kick a 44-yard field goal to Donovan McNabb being confused as to why the Eagles weren't running the ball, it was mainly a horrible outing. Chip Kelly also had his day-after-game press conference, and here is a short summary of what he said:
- Atlanta's D line did a very good job, forced the run game outside (when they did run it).
- Game plan for Julio Jones was difficult because he lines up in multiple spots.
- Byron Maxwell was inconsistent in his technique (laugh about that).
- Chip has total confidence in Cody Parkey.
- Team will focus the most on cutting down on penalties.
- Some receivers ran wrong routes at times with Bradford, hence some miscommunication.
- Chip and Duce Staley discuss game plan for RB rotation in week. Staley rotates in-game.
- Malcolm Jenkins had a very good game, good plays, but would've been great if INTs were made.
- Chip confirmed that Raheem Mostert was signed by the Dolphins to their 53-man roster.
With Mostert gone, that made room for some spots opening up. The Eagles signed nose tackle Travis Raciti and running back Kevin Monangai, a former Villanova Wildcat with whom we saw during the preseason. The team released tight end Andrew Gleichert. (REPORT)
On the injury front, backup center David Molk is done for the year after suffering a torn right bicep Monday night while on the field-goal block unit. The current roster stands at 52, which probably means that we'll have a new face on the team soon. No update about special teamer Seyi Ajirotutu as well after suffering a concussion Monday. (REPORT)
GAGNE RETIRES, IVAN PROVOROV IMPRESSES
Former Flyer Simon Gagne announced his retirement from the NHL after a 14-year career, mainly with the Flyers. We wrote about his career earlier Tuesday, and included some of his memorable goals as well.
As for the future Flyers, rookie camp got underway with on-ice sessions. Ivan Provorov was very impressive, as he used some physicality as well as his quick stick skills against his fellow teammates. General Manager Ron Hextall was also pleased with new head coach Dave Hakstol's up-tempo confrontation from the start. (REPORT)
READING DEFEATS BOWIE IN GAME ONE OF EASTERN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Even though the big Phillies aren't doing well doesn't mean everyone isn't good! The Reading Fighting Phils defeated the Bowie Baysox (Baltimore's AA affiliate) 3-1 to take Game 1 of the ELCS. Zach Eflin tosses six shutout innings, while Brock Stassi and Art Charles hit home runs off of starting pitcher Joe Gunkel. Game two is tonight at 7:05, as Ethan Martin will start for Reading against Bowie's Nick Additon. (RECAP)
THREE PICTURES OF WHY WASHINGTON SUCKS
HOUSTON ROCKETS, I GOT ONE QUESTION...
WHAT ARE THOSE!!!!?!?!??!!??!
TONY BRUNO: WIP STILL OWES ME MONEY
After deciding to retire after a short stint with Josh Innes, Tony Bruno is slamming WIP for money that he claims the station owes him for the last month of the winter ratings book and the three months of the spring ratings book. (REPORT)
TODAY IN HISTORY
- 1620: Pilgrims set sail from England on the Mayflower.
- 1880: The Cornell Daily Sun prints its first issue in Ithaca, New York, making it the oldest, continuously-independent college daily newspaper.
- 1908: General Motors Corporation is founded.
- 1975: Papa New Guinea gains independence from Australia.
- 2015: iOS 9 is released to the public, along with WatchOS 2.
- Elgin Baylor (81)
- Mickey Rourke (53)
- Robin Yount (60)
- David Copperfield (59)
- Orel Hershiser (57)
- Tim Raines (56)
- Amy Poehler (44)
- Flo Rida (36)
- Braden Holtby (26)
- Nick Jonas (23)
VIDEO OF THE DAY
From smtm: FOOTBALL: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho v reporter Ben Smith: