Your Wednesday Morning Roundup
There were no heroics from former Pirates on Tuesday night.
With the game tied at four with one out and runners at 1st and 2nd, Kevin Newman hit a ball to Cesar Hernandez who started what was going to be a double play to end the top of the ninth. Jean Segura’s throw to Rhys Hoskins was right on the money and it looked like the Phillies were on their way to try and win the game.
On a double play ball that would’ve ended the top of the 9th tied, Rhys Hoskins dropped the throw to first. Just…missed it.
Also, the go-ahead run then scored for the Pirates. pic.twitter.com/QFWdFtZ03X
— Jon(athan) D Howard (@jondhoward) August 28, 2019
Hoskins simply dropped the ball and the Pirates scored a run off of it. They would hold on for the 5-4 win.
It’s been a very rough month for Hoskins. He’s been batting .120 in August and has seen his batting average dip each month from the .276 average he had in April and May. That error didn’t help either.
Drew Smyly nearly gave up a cycle in the first four at-bats of the game. Newman led the game off with a triple, Bryan Reynolds homered, and Starling Marte doubled before Josh Bell struck out. Elias Diaz did single to lead off the second. Altogether, Smyly gave up four runs off nine hits with four strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
The two teams wrap up their series tonight with a 6:05 PM start time on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Vince Velasquez takes the mound against Mitch Keller. After that comes a weekend series with the Mets.
In what could be the biggest piece of Eagles news this week, DeSean Jackson reportedly broke his ring finger in practice. That’s bad. But he’s not expected to miss any time. We think. Depends on who you follow:
Minor scare at #Eagles practice: WR DeSean Jackson suffered a broken ring finger on his left hand in today’s workout, sources say. My understanding is he’s not expected to miss time and the team is not concerned.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 27, 2019
Source: Re: #Eagles WR Desean Jackson fractured ring finger, Jackson was told it is a 3-4 wk injury. He's scheduled to try out a custom splint tomorrow, at this time. I'm told, he's not sure what his comfort will be playing w/it, will determine later if he'll play b4 fully healed
— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 27, 2019
So we’ll see.
But this is also kind of big:
Dolphins are very interested in trading for Jadeveon Clowney, according to league sources, but have to get him interested in going there. Prefers Seahawks, Eagles as potential destinations. Fluid situation because he has leverage as unsigned franchise player
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 27, 2019
The Philadelphia Fusion, aka America’s Team, will play at The Met and Boardwalk Hall. I absolutely love it.
In other sports news, Kansas City Royals owner David Glass is negotiating to sell the team for over $1 billion.
Would Carli Lloyd be able to kick in the NFL? She’s serious about it, but it would probably happen in 2020.
Doug Gottlieb says another stupid thing about Andrew Luck and millenials.
In the news, Meek Mill’s court case is done and he’s off probation.
23 people were killed in a bar attack in southern Mexico.