The Phillies right now:
After the bullpen blew a win on Tuesday, everything sucked. Nick Pivetta had his worst start of his three outings so far (and the other two weren’t that good either). The offense recorded one run (in the ninth on a damn ground out) on three hits (that all happened in the first six innings). Edubray Ramos sucked.
The result: A 15-1 loss. It was so bad Aaron Altherr pitched (and clocked in at 90 mph but who cares). My goodness was it a load of crap. Is there anything really to discuss? One really awful game, but could it be the start of something longer? We’ll see; it’s a little too early to tell.
Luckily the Phils are off today and have a weekend series in Miami against the Marlins.
The Sixers played a meaningless game against the Heat on Tuesday and lost. On Wednesday, they played a meaningless game (unless you like free lottery tickets) against the Bulls and won. None of the starters played. That’s all you need to know about last night.
So now, the Sixers will face the Nets in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Here’s their schedule:
Elsewhere, Elton Brand is “optimistic” Joel Embiid will play in Game 1, while Brett Brown sounded more confident.
Kendall Jenner loves listening to Marc Zumoff. #OneOfUs
Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere admitted he played with a knee injury this season.
“Everyone deals with their injuries,” he said. “… You can’t use them as an excuse. I’m not an excuse guy. I mean, I didn’t have the best season, obviously. I felt I could’ve helped my teammates a lot more, and it’s a grind. It was a mental grind this year. I think a lot of us grew, not only on the ice, but mentally as well.”
His lateral movement, which usually ranks among the NHL’s best, was hindered. That especially affected his zone entries on the power play.
“I got a little better toward the end of the year, but in the middle of the season, I didn’t have the best pop in my step and it was tough for me,” Gostisbehere said. “I mean, you think about it, too.”
Eagles offensive guard Brandon Brooks wasn’t a fan of the PhillyVoice article on Carson Wentz.
In other sports news, the Blue Jackets, Stars, and Blues got upset victories in Game 1 of their First Round series. The Islanders beat the Penguins in overtime, and the Sharks took care of the Golden Knights.
The Pistons secured the eighth and final seed in the Eastern Conference. Have fun with Milwaukee.
In the news, multiple tenants in Jewelers’ Row have received eviction notices.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London.