Your Friday Morning Roundup

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It didn’t end the way the Phillies wanted.

The Cardinals took the final game of their three-game series with the Phils in a 5-3 win yesterday afternoon. The Phils could have won this game, but Cesar Hernandez, who was moved up to the fifth spot in the batting order, left seven men on base. He did record an RBI after beating a throw to first to stop a potential double play.

Bryce Harper continues to hit, going 3-for-4 with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. Harper entered the Cardinals series batting .227, he’s now hitting .252. That’s good.

Jerad Eickhoff had an okay start, but all three runs he gave up came off home runs, including a two-run shot in the top of the seventh to Jedd Gyorko, before getting pulled. He gave up eight total hits and struck out four. He’s 0-2 with an 8.50 ERA in his last four starts and has allowed 10 homers in his last 18 innings.

The Phillies are on the road for the next week, first with a tall task against the Dodgers that begins tonight at 10:10 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Jake Arrieta takes the mound against Kenta Maeda. Zach Eflin and Nick Pivetta are scheduled to pitch as well.

The Roundup:


Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie opened up about plenty of topics entering his 25th year of owning the Eagles, including giving too much power to Chip Kelly.

Carson Wentz’s A01 Foundation Charity Softball Game is at Citizens Bank Park tonight.


Sixers point guard T.J. McConnell was a guest on Adrian Wojnarowski’s podcast.


The Union are in a little bit of a slump right now despite being one of the top teams in MLS. They travel to take on Minnesota United FC Sunday afternoon at 4 PM on PHL 17.


In betting news, Kyle and Jason Ziernicki of PASportsbooks.com discuss the launch of online betting in the state in an episode of the Broad Lines Podcast.


In other sports news, the Raptors took Game 1 of the NBA Finals with a 118-109 win over the Warriors. They were a good bet to place prior to the start of the series.

It’s probably time to extend baseball’s protective netting even more.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver believes players have “mixed feelings” over marijuana.


In the news, Philly.com is rebranding as Inquirer.com for some reason.

President Trump announced a 5% tariff on all Mexican goods.

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One Response

  1. I’m gonna be busy today. I am ripping the seat belts and airbags out of my car. I am sick of these SWJ’s trying to bubble wrap kids with particpation trophys. I don’t need the Nannie State telling me what to do. I;m gonna over-inflate my tires too.

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