The Phillies made only one move on deadline day, acquiring outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Pirates. A former All-Star, Dickerson will help the team’s outfield depth. They got him for pretty much nothing, which is good.
The first piece of bad news is that David Robertson is officially done for the year and will need surgery to repair his flexor tendon. He could also need Tommy John surgery as well. So much for paying him.
The second piece of bad news is that the team lost. San Francisco scored five runs in the game, all in the sixth inning and all off home runs in a 5-1 win over the Phils. After a Mike Yastrzemski walk, Buster Posey hit a two-run homer that ended Vince Velasquez’s night. Adam Morgan then gave up a Pablo Sandoval homer before allowing a Brandon Crawford single and a Kevin Pillar two-run shot to make it 5-0.
Up until the 5th, Velasquez wasn’t that bad. He went five innings and gave up three hits with six strikeouts before Yaz and Posey went up to the plate. But at the same time, the Phillies couldn’t solve Jeff Samardzija, who allowed three hits in six innings with five strikeouts.
The series concludes this afternoon at 1:05 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Jake Arrieta is on the mound against Dereck Rodriguez.
Also, Hector Neris dropped his appeal and will serve his three-game suspension starting today.
Guess what, another day of Training Camp for the Eagles! What a shock!
So far, rookie running back Miles Sanders is getting a ton of praise from his fellow teammates.
Former Eagles head coach Andy Reid thinks Donovan McNabb is Hall of Fame worthy.
T.J. McConnell thanked the city of Philadelphia in a lengthy Instagram post.
Sixers limited partner Michael Rubin says Joel Embiid is done with Krispy Kreme donuts. I’m not a big fan of them to be honest.
Some guy also placed a massive bet on the team making the playoffs.
We should have some more news later today:
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Some Flyers alumni celebrated Craig Berube winning the Stanley Cup at Xfinity Live.
A lot of big betting news in the state of Pennsylvania. Bet Rivers Sportsbook went live, and DraftKings Sportsbook announced they’re coming to Pennsylvania. That could happen before football season begins.
In other sports news, Zack Greinke to the Astros was the biggest move at the Trade Deadline.
Did the Cowboys work with police to cover up an Ezekiel Elliott car crash in order for him to play in their Divisional Round game against the Packers in 2017?
Kevin is not a fan of LeBron James celebrating his son’s dunk on the court.
In the news, there’s a ton of mice inside a South Philadelphia Popeyes.
The second Democratic debate was last night.