Last night three teams ahead of the Phillies in the Wild Card standings were in action. The Cardinals were in action at home against the Houston Astros. The Astros were riding high having taken three of four from the Phillies but the Cardinals got a phenomenal start from former Phillie Kyle Lohse. Lohse pitched seven shutout innings and drove in a run on an RBI double. The Cardinals went on to win 4-1 and stretch their lead over the idle Phillies to four games. More here.
The Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates squared off last night in a matchup with serious Wild Card implications. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, they faced off against a red hot Yovani Gallardo who would not be stopped last night. Gallardo entered last night having not lost since July 26th and the Brewers, as a team, not losing a Gallardo start since then either. He went 6.2 innings allowing no runs on two hits. The Brewers cruised to a comfortable 6-0 win to remain within 2.5 games of the Cardinals and the Pirates fell to 3.5 games back. More here.
The NFL lost a visionary yesterday as Steve Sabol, President of NFL Films and son of NFL Films founder Ed Sabol, passed away from brain cancer at the age of 69. Sabol worked side-by-sidewith his father to revolutionize the NFL and how it was filmed. Sabol earned a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2003 and 35 Emmys in five different categories. Moere here.
After a big Monday Night win over the Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner wanted to celebrate his touchdown run. He took the celebration too far as he was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with DUI after being pulled over doing 97 mph in a 65 mph zone. More here.