Your Friday Morning Roundup

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A lot to get to on this fantastic Friday morning. But first, if you aren’t in love with the Phillies, you probably have never been in love.

On paper, the starting lineup looked pretty damn good. In the end, it was pretty damn good as the Phils took the 10-4 win over the Braves. The 162-0 dream is still alive.

Bryce Harper didn’t record a hit, but he was a hit with his Philly Pulp Fiction t-shirt and Phanatic cleats. He was booed after his second strikeout however. The fans that booed him should be banned.

After an Aaron Nola 1-2-3 inning, the fun really kicked off with leadoff batter Andrew McCutchen smashing a home run. The Phils continued to hold a lead into the 7th inning up three when Rhys Hoskins hit a grand slam homer. That was the dagger.

Outside of Harper, McCutchen went 1-for-4 with his home run being his only hit. He also walked. Jean Segura went 2-for-4 and scored a pair of runs, and JT Realmuto went 0-for-3 but scored a run. He also picked off Freddie Freeman stealing second.

As for the “old” guys, Hoskins’ grand slam was his only hit of the afternoon, while Odubel Herrera, Cesar Hernandez, and Maikel Franco also got hits. Franco delivered a three-run dinger. Nola struck out eight and gave up a run on two hits in six innings. He was a better pitcher than Questlove.

Just like the couple getting engaged before the game, yesterday was a good day. Phils are off today but resume play tomorrow afternoon.

The Roundup:

A little after the Phillies won, the Eagles picked up on the good vibes by trading for Bears running back Jordan Howard for a 2020 6th round pick which could be a 5th. So in essence, nothing.

They also re-signed tight end Richard Rodgers for two more years so woo.

The good vibes continued with the Sixers besting the Nets in a 123-110 win inside the Wells Fargo Center. Joel Embiid was on fire with 39 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists. JJ Redick scored 18 points, and Ben Simmons and Boban Marjanovic each had 16 points. Bobi drained yet another 3-pointer. Take notes, Ben.

The win came hours after former assistant coach Billy Lange was officially named the next head coach of St. Joe’s. And he’s a former assistant because he’s taking over the role immediately. Jim O’Brien will be back on the bench to fill Lange’s role.

How does Shake Milton’s role affect the Sixers’ rotation come playoff time?

Up next for the Sixers is a visit to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves. No Robert Covington, but we will see Dario Saric.

After the Flyers’ 5-4 shootout win over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, did we see a few glimpses about the future?

Columbus won last night, beating Montreal, which means the Flyers are mathematically still alive. The team will play Carolina Saturday afternoon. Cam Talbot will get the rare start.

In other sports news, Gonzaga, Purdue, Texas Tech, and Virginia all advanced to the Elite 8.

Greg Schiano abruptly resigned from the Patriots.

The Dodgers hit an Opening Day record eight home runs in their win over the Diamondbacks.

In the news, a person shot and killed a woman inside a Radnor Wawa.

Facebook was charged with housing discrimination.

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8 Responses

  1. Anyone else notice the Dallas Cowboys Star on the Phillies big Phanavision Board during yesterdays game?
    They flashed it up there at least 50 times during the game
    i know i was tripping a bit but cmon

  2. WTF is Around The World with Sam Wilson. Some lame version of The Nooner that they used to do when Harry was on the midday show. Farzy is just a fan boy. So excited about every team. He is weaker than most callers having anything but rudimentary knowledge about each sport. Every show is essentially 2-3 hours about the 6ixers. Like him or not the Cuz was a real reporter and wrote some books. Farzy is an intern that someone handed the morning show to. Angelo is way past his sell date but at least the guy has some credibility. Even though you can’t stand NYC just listen to Boomer and Gio on the FAN to see how a morning sports show should be. It’s amazing when a show actually talks about the games without the cheerleading.

  3. Picked my young son up from school and we were driving home and heard the crack of the bat on the radio when Rhys hit the slam. I looked in my rear view mirror and saw his wide eyes as soon as he heard it and realized what happened. Goddamn, there is nothing like baseball.

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