Zach Eflin started perfect. But the Phillies floundered against the fish in Miami in a 2-1 loss in 10 innings.
Eflin took a perfect game into the sixth inning before giving up a leadoff double to Miguel Rojas. It later ended with a pinch-hit home run to Justin Bour to tie the game at one. Eflin finished giving up that one run on three hits and four strikeouts in his season debut.
But the Phillies couldn’t get any offense going, save for Rhys Hoskins breaking his slump with an RBI double in the fifth.
Yadiel Rivera recorded the game-winning RBI in the 10th with a walk-off single.
The team also had another scare with Scott Kingery getting hit by a pitch and did not return. Let’s hope for nothing serious from the rookie.
With or without Kingery, the Phils take on Miami to wrap up their three-game series tonight at 7:10 PM. They will look to snap their four-game losing streak and end Miami’s four-game winning streak with Aaron Nola on the mound.
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We’re not see a ton of at-bats with Nick Williams, so could a demotion to Triple-A happen soon?
“I don’t think there’s a point at which that decision has to be made,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “I’ll say that the most important thing is that he continues to work a strong process every day, that he continues to focus on his professionalism, and that when he gets his opportunities, he’s ready for them.”
As one player is struggling, another in Clearwater is catching Kapler’s eye.
Mike Schmidt apologized for a statement he made during Sunday’s telecast.
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After a bad first game against Boston, the Sixers try to put that in the rearview mirror with Game 2 on the horizon.
It was more of a problem for the team’s defense than offense. In fact, they did pretty decent on offense.
There were also some knee jerk reactions, such as the lack of Markelle Fultz and Robert Kraft cheering for the Celtics.
Brett Brown wanted to let everyone know Fultz could still have a role in this series:
Brett Brown said his decision to give T.J. McConnell the backup point guard minutes over Fultz, the first overall pick in last year’s draft, “shouldn’t shock anybody, given how we arrived and where we’ve arrived.”
“To say he’s dead and buried, that’s not true,” he said. “But I got a decision to make, and I’ve made a decision,
“That doesn’t mean it’s etched in stone. It’s always something that you review and I think about. And the care for Markelle Fultz and his future is always on my mind.”
Could Kawhi Leonard to the Sixers actually be possible?
What Popovich did not say at the time, however, was that while Leonard was in New York, he saw Dr. Jonathan Glashow, an orthopedic surgeon and co-chair of Sports Medicine at New York City’s Mount Sinai Medical Center who has professional affiliations with the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers.
Frankel and Robertson arranged the consultation, according to multiple sources, and the Spurs were informed of the decision and the doctor’s recommendations. From this point forward, Glashow and his team have guided the rehabilitation program, sources said. The Spurs have had staffers in New York to observe and assist in Leonard’s work, which has primarily taken place at the NBA Players Association headquarters in midtown Manhattan.
Multiple league sources also told ESPN that the Spurs have grown worried that Leonard’s group has an ulterior motive to fray the relationship and get Leonard traded to a larger market such as Los Angeles (Leonard’s hometown) or New York or Philadelphia (Robertson lives in New Jersey).
One source close to Buford said the longtime executive admitted to him that he’s constantly losing sleep over how and why the relationship with Leonard has disintegrated.
The team’s Gaming Club team unveiled their digital uniforms and court.
Add Timmy Jernigan to the list of players who had offseason surgery. According to Howard Eskin, he had back surgery for a herniated disc.
The Eagles view Sidney Jones as part of their 2018 Draft Class, despite playing in one game last year.
Doug Pederson is writing a memoir.
Excited to announce I’m working with Eagles coach Doug Pederson on his memoir—Fearless, out Aug. 28. pic.twitter.com/i7nYfXbsiz
— Dan Pompei (@danpompei) May 1, 2018
With two picks inside the top 20, could the Flyers be aggressive in this year’s NHL Draft and make a move up?
Temple’s new kicker got some advice from Meek Mill:
Recently, the father and son attended the Owls’ spring game, held on campus in April. And on the way home, they stopped to see a friend who, at the time, was still working on his release from prison.
“We went to visit Meek after the game,” Joe Tacopina the lawyer said, adding that the Philly rapper has already offered to speak to the team at some point before next season. “Meek said to Joe, ‘Listen, you just be careful in this city. With your first name and your last name, since it’s the same [as your dad’s]. You show up late to class, and you’re going to get two to four [years].’ … But [Joe’s] his own person and can stand on his own two feet. I’m very proud of him.”
And if he hits a big field goal for the Owls?
“He won’t be the son of Meek Mill’s lawyer anymore,” he said with a laugh. “I think in short time, I’ll be the father of the Temple kicker, not the other way around.”
Josh Innes is back in some hot water in Houston!
In other sports news, the Cavs completed a big come-from-behind victory to beat the Raptors by one in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
But Kendrick Perkins and Drake got involved in some beef:
"I don't think Drake want that one."
— KG's Area 21 (@KGArea21) May 2, 2018
Drake and Kendrick Perkins exchanged more words postgame pic.twitter.com/Z0rdXDe1uL
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) May 2, 2018
This went all the way into the tunnel, with Drake calling Perkins a "f—— p—-" and calling for him to come out. "I'm here in real life," he said. He was mad. https://t.co/3DJ2HBvrWN
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) May 2, 2018
Kendrick Perkins on the Drake confrontation: “I was f—ing with Serge (Ibaka), my old teammate” Perkins said after the game. “I wasn’t talking to (Drake). He said something slick so I said something back: ‘Sit your ass down and watch the game.’”
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) May 2, 2018
Steph Curry made his return and scored 28 points to lead the Warriors to a Game 2 victory over the Pelicans.
I love Dirk:
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) May 1, 2018
Tom Wilson: Still an ass.
Tom Wilson LEVELS Pittsburgh's Aston-Reese with a high hit to the shoulder/head area..
— NHL Daily 365 (@NHLDaily365) May 2, 2018
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger thinks he can play 3-5 more years if he stays healthy.
In the news, Camden Catholic’s head football coach was fired, as he alleged racism as the school’s president wanted him to get more white players.
An Abington Township man is carrying an AR-15 in public, making a political statement for his Second Amendment rights.
Kanye West said 400 years of slavery was a choice and can we just ignore everything he says for now on? Why are we giving this guy and his wife and sisters who are famous for no reason except for Rob Kardashian any attention?
Gibson guitar company has filed for bankruptcy.