Despite a solid outing from SP Kyle Kendrick, the Phillies could not solve the Cincinnati Reds last night. The Phillies took a one run lead in the 4th inning after a Dom Brown walk with the bases loaded. With the chance to add more, Nate Schierholtz lined a ball to centerfield that was blatantly trapped by CF Drew Stubbs. The umpires said he made the catch and subsequently doubled up Brown to end the inning. Just one of many missed calls last night that went against the Phillies. A Jay Bruce two run home run in the sixth was all the Reds needed. Coupled with a Cardinals win, the Phillies drop to 9 games out of the Wild Card race. More here. Also, Chase Utley did work at third base again yesterday afternoon before the game. More here.
The American League East race is heating up in the final month of the season. The Baltimore Orioles entered yesterday trailing the New York Yankees by one game. After slamming the Toronto Blue Jays 12-0, the Baltimore Orioles pulled within a half game of the New York Yankees while the Yankees were playing the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees scored their only two runs of the game in the top of the first inning and would go on to lose their third straight game and, in the process, fall into a tie for first place in the AL East. More here and here.
You’ve waited patiently for this night. It is officially here, the return of NFL football as the New York Giants welcome Tony Romo and the Cowboys to MetLife Stadium. The Giants, defending Super Bowl Champions, are some people’s pick to win the NFC East while the Cowboys are some other people’s pick to win. All of that doesn’t matter now because the games get played on the field starting tonight. More here.