Your Thursday Morning Roundup

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On a somber day for the Phillies with the passing of chairman David Montgomery, Wednesday ended with some fireworks on the mound.

Jerad Eickhoff pitched eight shutout innings and gave up three hits with three walks and four strikeouts while Cesar Hernandez brought in three RBIs on a 3-for-5 day as the Phils shutout the Cardinals 5-0.

It was the second time Eickhoff pitched shutout baseball in his three starts this year. No Cardinal runner safely reached second until a Yadier Molina double in the eighth. Despite his low velocity (91 on his fastball), the right-hander delivered a variety of different pitches throughout.

The return of Eickhoff has been excellent in a season that hasn’t seen the best of Aaron Nola and Vince Velasquez. If Eickhoff can keep his tremendous start going and improve on his velocity, he could be a very solid starter and bolster the rotation.

The Phils are off today, so that means you can listen to the latest edition of Crossed Up before their weekend series against the Royals in Kansas City.

The Roundup:

After a god awful Game 5, the Sixers return home to try and stave off elimination tonight in Game 6 against the Raptors at 8 PM on ESPN. Let’s hope for some better half-court offense from everyone outside of Jimmy Butler.

If the team does decide to build around Joel Embiid, Jalen Rose thinks the team should trade Ben Simmons.

The first place Union traded their top player David Accam to the Columbus Crew. A surprise move.

Philadelphia will host this year’s Overwatch League Grand Finals.

In other sports news, the Celtics got bounced by Milwaukee in five games, while the Warriors took a 3-2 lead over the Rockets.

San Jose edged Colorado in Game 7 of their second round series. They’ll play the Blues in the Western Conference Final.

Ty Lue and the Lakers could not come to an agreement and it sounds like Lue won’t even be their head coach.

Why FOX getting into the betting game is huge.

In the news, North Korea has apparently fired two suspected missiles.

Over a thousand weapons were seized in an LA neighborhood.


One Response

  1. Look forward to the sixers tanking another game and losing the series because
    they didn’t feel like playing. Looking forward to a bucket full of excuses and how the team
    ‘will get it done next season’. Looking forward to the coach getting fired so the real
    culrpits, the coddled players, won’t have to be called out. Looking forward to a new coach being hired
    and treating the players the same, coddling and kissing the players @SSES and not holding them accountable.

    Biologically speaking, i don’t know how its possible for
    Embiid to be og the rag for the 4th time in a 30 day span.
    Maybe he needs to go on hormone therapy because of low estrogen levels.
    Or then again, maybe he should get in FN shape and be held accountable.
    Which the sixers do no do with their players.

    Game 6:
    Toronto 120
    Sixers 94

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