GAME 3: Ryan Howard Sacrifice Fly Puts Phils Over 6-5


NEW YORK TIMES: The score was tied, 5-5, entering the ninth inning, before Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard hit a sacrifice fly to left-center field that scored Jimmy Rollins. Rollins was 2 for 13 in the series before singling to lead off the top of the inning against Colorado closer Huston Street. He advanced to second on Shane Victorino’s sacrifice bunt, and then to third as Chase Utley reached first on a check-swing bunt that Street had to gather and throw from foul territory. Leading by 6-5, the Phillies turned to Brad Lidge, who closed all 48 save opportunities in 2008, including seven in the playoffs, but had a major-league-leading 11 blown saves this season. MORE

nfl_philadelphia_eagles_team.jpgRELATED: At the quarter pole of the Eagles’ season, we know as much about this team now as we did when players arrived at Lehigh University for the start of training camp 11 weeks ago. They are 3-1 after a sloppy 33-14 win over the wretched Tampa Bay Buccaneers today at Lincoln Financial Field that included the return of Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook, limited action for Michael Vick and the Wildcat offense, and an alarming 10 penalties for 111 yards. The Eagles’ three wins have come against teams that have combined for one victory. The Birds’ one defeat came without McNabb against a team that has not lost. Next stop is Oakland and a date with the Raiders, another opponent that is among the worst in the NFL. MORE

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *