Everything appeared to be going well with the Phillies last night against the Cubs. Until one swing of the bat.
After giving up three runs in the first five innings, Aaron Altherr tied things up in the sixth to keep the Phils alive.
It looked like they would get the win thanks to a two-run shot by Dylan Cozens in the ninth. But Seranthony Dominguez got himself in some trouble in the bottom of the ninth, before Gabe Kapler nixed him in favor of Adam Morgan. And with two outs and a 2-2 count to Jason Heyward…
Jason Heyward was hitting .139 against left handed pitchers. Tonight? He had a different plan. Walk off grand slam. The whole teams reaction at home plate is priceless. Cubs win. pic.twitter.com/OwYllHErcC
— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) June 7, 2018
It wasn’t a good outing for Aaron Nola, who went six innings and gave up three runs on four hits and four walks to go along with six strikeouts. The bats didn’t get going until Altherr’s homer as Jose Quintana struck out 10 for the Cubs.
The rubber match is today at 2:20 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Nick Pivetta will take the mound for the Phils. Might we see JP Crawford return to the starting lineup after coming off the bench last night?
Let’s head to #Woodergate. According to John Clark, the Sixers are generally believing Bryan Colangelo did not know about the burner accounts.
Just because he didn’t know about them doesn’t mean he should be off the hook. Sensitive info was still leaked by his wife, and that is cause for him to get the ax.
Here’s who will decide his fate:
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) June 7, 2018
It’s time for the ownership group to do what’s right and make a decision. Do the right thing and fire Colangelo.
We know, we know, he needs to fix his shot. But MY GOSH! 😱
— SPORTSRADIO 94WIP (@SportsRadioWIP) June 7, 2018
At least there’s some good news.
It was a busy day for the Eagles at the NovaCare Complex. Head coach Doug Pederson spoke to the media in the morning and didn’t want to discuss the cancelled White House visit. He did mention Carson Wentz is participating in 7v7 drills, which is really good.
After practice, Malcolm Jenkins did not talk to the media. Instead, he held up multiple signs. He did later talk to Tim McManus about it:
Malcolm Jenkins explains decision to use signs to address reporters earlier in the day in a conversation with ESPN. pic.twitter.com/GwxdfV6vqP
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) June 7, 2018
Zach Ertz forgave Fox News for their misleading photos of players kneeling in prayer, but wanted them to learn from their mistakes. More players also discussed how the team is a family. This situation might have actually strengthened the bond between one another.
As for practice, there were plenty of observations, especially of De’Vante Bausby and Dallas Goedert.
Wentz’s velocity is still the same, if not better, than it was before he went down against the Rams. That’s unbelievable:
Wentz’s throws seemingly are moving at a clip as fast – and possibly faster — than they were before he was hurt. There could be myriad reasons. Throwing a football is as complex as mechanics get in sports, but if Wentz’s surgically repaired left knee wasn’t close to being healed, his passes wouldn’t be traveling at near the speed they have been over the last few weeks.
“The ball has the same zip, if not more,” Eagles tight end Zach Ertz said Wednesday. “It’s definitely coming.”
Ertz has caught passes from Wentz the entire offseason, but only this week have they come during 7-on-7 drills. With each practice that has been open to reporters in the last three weeks, the Eagles have increased Wentz’s workload.
“Part of the rehab process with him is giving him a little more — I don’t want to say freedom — but a little more practice time,” coach Doug Pederson said. “And one of the controlled environments that we can, obviously, put him in is a seven-on-seven situation.”
They have one more OTA session today. While you get back to football stuff, get your season tickets with TicketIQ!
There’s plenty of free agent talk in the latest edition of Snow the Goalie.
The Wells Fargo Center is going through some huge renovations this summer, and they look really good.
In other sports news, Golden State took a 3-0 series lead with a 110-102 win over Cleveland in the NBA Finals.
But LeBron did this:
— NBA 305 (@NBA_305) June 7, 2018
The Denver Nuggets unveiled their new logos and jerseys:
Ryan Miller had some fun on Twitter last night:
Ryan Miller is here to remind everyone goaltending ain’t easy. pic.twitter.com/UY76cbjGza
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) June 7, 2018
Deandre Ayton is confident the Suns will pick him #1 in the NBA Draft, which is two weeks away.
In the news, a three vehicle fire shut down Route 42 in Gloucester Township.
Federal Donuts has a Purple Rain donut to celebrate Prince’s birthday.
As ride-sharing services rise in popularity, it’s not helping cabbies or their mental health.