The Phillies played 15 innings with the Miami Marlins. They won 9-8 on a Nick Williams walkoff double.
Speaking of their young core, Rhys Hoskins did the thing again. Twice.
Nos. 15 and 16 for No. 17.
( … In *just* career game No. 32.) pic.twitter.com/OScNQufbBh
— Phillies (@Phillies) September 13, 2017
Here’s some interesting Rhys stats:
At Bats needed for 16 career homers
Babe Ruth – 368
Hank Aaron – 536
Barry Bonds – 378
RHYS HOSKINS – 112
— Matt Breen (@matt_breen) September 13, 2017
Phillies with more HR than Hoskins: Tommy Joseph 21, Maikel Franco, 20.
MLB games they've played in 2017: Joseph 131, Franco 137, Hoskins 32
— Ryan Lawrence (@ryanlawrence21) September 13, 2017
Rhys Hoskins in 32 games:
16 HRs, 34 RBIs
Projects over 162 games:
81 HRs, 172 RBIs
— John Clark CSN/NBC (@JClarkCSN) September 13, 2017
Nick Williams, who also joined MLB Tonight after the win, believes Hoskins is an alien, and Hoskins is fine with that:
Nick Williams on Rhys Hoskins:"He's an alien"
Hoskins on Williams comments:"Guy is pretty good too, so I guess we can be alien friends".
— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) September 13, 2017
The lineup was one that we could see come 2018, with a move or two in the infield. JP Crawford started at second base before moving to third in place of Maikel Franco.
Meanwhile, Nick Pivetta continues to struggle. He pitched five innings and gave up seven runs on eight hits while striking out four. He needs more work.
Phils-Fish again tonight. Aaron Nola for the Phils against Miami’s Dan Straily.
The Phillies and the Atlanta Braves joined forces to make special accommodations for Marlin families:
The Braves provided tickets to the Six Flags and Stone Mountain amusement parks and the World of Coca-Cola museum, along with free tickets to the games at SunTrust Park. When the Marlins arrived in the visiting clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, they found a stack of complimentary tickets to the Franklin Institute, the Adventure Aquarium and the Philadelphia Zoo. Reliever Brad Ziegler said the Phillies also told the Marlins players they would be providing catered postgame food for family members.
“The Braves and Phillies have been unbelievable,” Ziegler said. “The Braves gave us a letter when we got there, and it basically said, ‘We’re sorry for the circumstances you’re in and we’re going to make your stay as comfortable as possible.’ They were extremely generous. It was right in line with Southern, Georgia hospitality.”
They also unveiled their 2018 schedule:
Mark your calendars! 🗓
— Phillies (@Phillies) September 12, 2017
They might play the Mets in Williamsport as part of the MLB’s Little League Classic on August 19.
Turning to the Eagles, who made a number of moves yesterday:
IN: T Victor Salako, CB De’Vante Bausby (a former Kansas City Chief), K Jake Elliott
OUT: CB C.J. Smith, WR Greg Ward
IR: K Caleb Sturgis
With Sturgis on injured reserve, that means he’ll have to miss at least the next eight games, and he may have lost his job if Elliott can perform well in his absence. If not, he can be activated from IR after eight games and will be the first of the team’s two players they can take off of IR.
How did the local and national media react to the season opening win?
Kevin detailed the Eagles and their use of the “bubble screen.”
— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) September 10, 2017
It’s never too early to preview Big Red’s Kansas City Chiefs.
Also, former Eagles Randall Cunningham, Donovan McNabb, Ricky Watters, Terrell Owens, Eric Allen, Brian Dawkins, and former head coach Dick Vermeil were named nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018.
Sixers head coach Brett Brown thinks the next step in Joel Embiid’s development is his consistency to play top-tier basketball in the NBA.
Small forward Robert Covington was 55th in ESPN’s top 100 player rankings.
Stats & Info: You can make a case that no truly impact player flies under the radar more than Covington. Though he was named on just nine of 99 media ballot for All-Defense consideration, Covington led all non-bigs in Defensive Real Plus-Minus last season and, according to RPM’s wins metric, ranked among the 35 most valuable players in the league. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz and even JJ Redick will likely get more attention, but Covington is just as important to Philadelphia’s mission of making the playoffs in 2017-18.
Covington joins JJ Redick (87), Markelle Fultz (86) and Ben Simmons (84) on the list. The top 50 isn’t out yet, so hence no Embiid.
Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth is a new father.
Meanwhile, the Flyers have their rookie game tonight against the Islanders at the Wells Fargo Center.
One of those guys that’ll make an appearance is goaltender Alex Lyon, who is looking to take advantage of Anthony Stolarz’s injury and become the top netminder in Lehigh Valley.
Speaking of the Flyers, we have a new Flyers reporter:
Very excited to announce that Anthony SanFilippo @AntSanPhilly will be covering the Flyers for us this year.
— Kyle Scott (@CrossingBroad) September 12, 2017
Villanova announced their complete 2017-18 schedule, with all but one of their home games being held at the Wells Fargo Center. Josh Hart already has his season prediction:
— Josh Hart (@joshhart) September 12, 2017
Philadelphia is getting an indoor lacrosse team once again.
In other sports news, Charles Oakley still hates James Dolan.
The Cleveland Indians won their 20th straight game, tying an American League record.
Kobe Bryant will have both of his Lakers numbers retired later in December against the Warriors.
ESPN is having a great week so far!
ESPN Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/3kfexjx9zQ
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) September 12, 2017
Hill tweeted that President Donald Trump was a white supremacist. Think before you tweet.
Kyle: ESPN has no idea what they’re doing. First they give people platforms ostensibly to share their views – which in this case might not be all that far from the truth – and then they disavow that view if it doesn’t poll well with their Middle America audience that they’ve already pissed off by putting that person on-air in the first place. Just own what you do and stop trying to toe the line.
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
40-year-old Stephon Marbury hopes to make an NBA comeback later this season after wrapping up his Chinese Basketball Association season. He last played in the NBA back in 2009.
— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) September 12, 2017
Jon Jones’ B-sample has turned positive after failing his drug test while fighting Daniel Cormier at UFC 214.
Even though Sergio Dipp dominated Twitter Monday night and Tuesday morning, you probably missed out on Jim Mora:
Jim Mora Da Gawd pic.twitter.com/v0BAGgDl3i
— Andrew (@bamamerl) September 12, 2017
From reader Alex, Andy Reid went back to the pickle juice last Thursday:
— Alex Mercer (@amercer002) September 11, 2017
In the news, Apple has unveiled many of their new products in time for the holidays, especially the new iPhones.
— ScaramucciPost (@ScaramucciPost) September 13, 2017