Yesterday's Scores: Phillies 6, Marlins 2; Flyers 5, Rangers 3
Today's Schedule: Phillies @ Marlins - 7:10 PM (CSN / 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP)
Trip to Fort Lauderdale for Flyers @ Panthers - October 9th-12th - More information here.
BREAKING: YOGI BERRA PASSES AWAY AT THE AGE OF 90
Former Yankee great, and matter of fact one of the greatest individuals to be a part of the game, died on Tuesday at the age of 90. Berra was a 15-time All-Star, and won 13 World Series in 21 appearances. He played for the Yankees for most of his career, and also with the Mets for a few games, and also managed the two New York teams. Berra was also known for his paradoxial quotes, such as "It ain't over 'til it's over." RIP Yogi Berra. (REPORT)
PHILLIES END SIX GAME LOSING STREAK, BEAT MARLINS 6-2
The Phillies (57-94) ended a six game losing streak, as they scored the game's first four runs en route to a 6-2 road win over the Marlins (64-87). Shortstop Freddy Galvis went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, but third baseman Cody Asche's night was slightly better. He went 3-for-4 with two home runs on the night to help the Phillies get the win. Aaron Harang went seven innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and struck out three.
The teams play again tonight in Miami. David Buchanan (2-9, 8.49 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies against Miami's Adam Conley (4-1, 4.22 ERA). (RECAP)
PETE MACKANIN NAMED NEW MANAGER
Prior to last night's game, the Phillies announced that they would take the interim tag off of Pete Mackanin and extended his contract for 2016, with a club option for 2017. Since he took over for Ryne Sandberg, the Phillies have been 30-46 since June 26, and 27-32 since the All-Star break. Closer Ken Giles said that Mackanin is "able to speak out language." (REPORT)
EAGLES: INJURIES, COWBOYS, AND PLAYER MOVEMENTS
First, the injuries. Kiko Alonso is probably out with what we think is a partial ACL tear. We still don't know how long he'll be out, but Alonso is deciding on whether or not to have surgery. Mychal Kendricks hopes to play Sunday against the Jets, but defensive coordinator Billy Davis said that there's an "outside chance" that he plays. Cedric Thornton will be out for at least a couple of weeks with a broken hand. He suffered it early in the Dallas game, but kept playing. Taylor Hart has a shoulder injury and is day-to-day. Seyi Ajirotutu retuned to practice, and Marcus Smith is fully healthy. Expect an injury report today. (REPORT)
In other not-so-good Eagles news, Josh Huff said that the Cowboys knew some plays that the Eagles were calling. Someone should address that issue. (REPORT)
Finally, LB Najee Goode returns to the team, while OL Julian Vandevelde is released. Goode returns for some depth at the inside linebacker position. (REPORT)
Also on the practice squad, the Eagles released WR Quron Pratt and waived RB Kevin Monangai. The team picked up QB Stephen Morris, who was released on Monday in favor of Thad Lewis, and WR Jonathan Krause, a former teammate of Jordan Matthews while at Vanderbilt. (REPORT)
FLYERS BEAT RANGERS 5-3 IN PRESEASON MATCHUP
After a slow start early, defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere showed up with two third period goals and led the team with seven shots to give the Flyers a 5-3 win over the New York Rangers. The defense was very active in the offensive zone, something that we saw in the form of Gostisbehere's two goals and the game's opening goal by Evgeni Medvedev, who also looked great. And for another night, Travis Konecny was very impressive and might give GM Ron Hextall something to think about for the opening night roster. Steve Mason was solid in net, stopping 29 of 32 shots, but Scott Laughton was not really noticeable during the game. He recorded an assist on Medvedev's goal, but that was it. He needs to start stepping up his game now.
Also, the team sent Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Philippe Myers, and Samuel Dove-McFalls back to their respective junior league teams for the season. Luke Philp was released. (REPORT)
The team next plays Friday night at home against the New York Islanders in the Pope game. Puck drop is at 6 PM, and hot dogs, soft drinks, and soft pretzels are all free, and all merchandise at 50% off. (RECAP)
COWBOYS TRADE OF MATT CASSEL
The Dallas Cowboys traded for QB Matt Cassel in exchange for draft picks yesterday with the Buffalo Bills. Cassel will be the backup QB after next week, when he learns more about the Dallas playbook. If Weeden goes down at some point this week against Atlanta, Boise State product Kellen Moore will get the call. (REPORT)
ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI SCORES FIVE GOALS IN NINE MINUTES AS A SUB
A historical performance for one of the best players in the world today.
Sticking with the beautiful game, sometimes fans aren't that beautiful. Mathieu Valbuena used to play for Marseille for eight seasons until he went to Russia for one season. Now, he's back in France, playing for Lyon. Some fans weren't that happy, even though Lyon isn't a main rival of Marseille. (CRAZINESS)
DON'T EXPECT IN-N-OUT BURGERS POPPING UP HERE ANYTIME SOON
Future President and CEO Lynsi Snyder said that she has no plans to rapidly expand the popular west coast burger joint or take the company public. Why? She's the only grandchild and surviving blood relative of founders Harry and Esther Snyder, who founded In-N-Out back in 1948. That's how it's been for so long. I've never had an In-N-Out Burger, and I really want one right now. (REPORT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IS NOW LEGALLY YOURS
A U.S. District Judge ruled that Warner/Chappell Music's claim to one of the world's best-known English-language songs wasn't legal. So now, anyone can use it without paying a $1,500 fee. (REPORT)
ROOSTER MCCONAUGHEY IS GETTING A TON OF BEER
If you know one thing about Rooster McConaughey, besides being Matthew McConaughey's older brother, it's that he really loves his beer, American beer. So because of his beer affinity, he decided to name his son Miller Lyte, with a "y", after the beer. Miller Lite, with an "i", saw this and has decided to send him a year's supply of beer. The year's supply is 24 cases of 24 cans, for a total of 576 beers. That's about 1.5 beers a day. Rooster drinks more than that. (REPORT)
TODAY IN HISTORY
- 1845: The Knickerbockers Baseball Club, the first baseball team to play under modern rules, is founded in New York.
- 1889: Nintendo is founded to produce and market to playing card game Hanafuda.
- 1952: Richard Nixon makes his famous "Checkers speech."
- 1962: The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens in New York City.
- 1980: Bob Marley plays what would be his last concert in Pittsburgh.
- 1988: Oakland A's outfielder and designated hitter José Canseco becomes the first member of the 40-40 club (40 home runs and stolen bases in a season).
- 2002: The first public version of Mozilla Firefox is released.
- Simon Nolet (74)
- Marty Schottenheimer (72)
- Bruce Springsteen (66)
- Marvis Lewis (57)
- Jermaine Dupri (43)
- Matt Hardy (41)
- Layzie Bone (41)
- Trinidad James (28)
- Brandon Jennings (26)
VIDEO OF THE DAY
From City Official: Nik Stauskas, aka Sauce Castillo, has the weather: