After the Phillies 6-4 loss on Friday night they guaranteed their first losing season since 2002. Starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick went for a second opinion on tendinitis in his shoulder and manager Ryne Sandberg said he will be shut down. Even though Kendrick was shut down for a shoulder injury, another injured pitcher was brought up to the team in Michael Stutes. Stutes had been away from the big league club since June 22 with bicep soreness. Former manager and player Larry Bowa was in the dugout before Wednesday’s game and there has been talk inside the Phillies organization about possibly bringing him. Larry Bowa commented on the situation,
“Let’s just say this: I like what I’m doing. Do I miss the game? Yeah, I miss a lot of parts of it. But that’s something Ryno, Ruben Amaro and David Montgomery have to figure out”
This week two of the Phillies best prospects, Severino Gonzalez and Maikel Franco, were in Philadelphia both to pick up the Paul Owens Award. Roy Halladay may have made his last start with Phillies on Tuesday’s 6-4 win over the Marlins. Halladay is uncertain of his future with the Phillies due to his repetitive shoulder issues and Chase Utley said about that being a possibility, “I hope that’s not the case.”
The Eagles fell to a 1-2 record in Thursday’s game. A 26-16 loss in Andy Reid’s return to Philly and Donovan McNabb’s number 5 retirement.The biggest blame for the loss was turnovers; the Eagles had five turnovers and a fumble on the first punt of the game. The third turnover was just embarrassing as center Jason Kelce hiked the ball off of his own thigh which then hit Todd Herramans to have it recovered by the Chiefs. The offensive which is supposed to be the team’s strongpoint was a big letdown again Chip Kelly said about Thursday’s performance, “We gave up too much pressure Thursday night.” All Eagles fans held their breath when they saw LeSean McCoy go down with what looked a serious leg injury. After the injury McCoy rushed the ball nine times and gained 92 yards. He had a total of 20 carries and 158 yards on the night. Linebacker Demeco Ryans was fined $21,000 dollars for a head hit on Chargers receiver Malcolm Floyd.
“I couldn’t be happier with being in this organization, and I’m glad to be here a couple more years.”
The Flyers took training camp over to Lake Placid this past week. This portion of the training camp will focus on teambuilding. The Flyers cut 28 players including this year’s first round draft pick defenseman Samuel Morin. One of the guys still on the roster was 38 year old defenseman Hal Gill. Gill is with the team on a one way contract and is competing for a spot on the roster. On Tuesday before he was sent back to the juniors, the Flyers signed first round draft pick Sam Morin to an entry level contract worth $4 million over three years. The Flyers and Bruins are said to be finalists to get a spot in the 2015 Winter Classic.
SIXERS: The Sixers under new head coach Brett Brown are finally rounding out with the newest hire, Villanova assistant Billy Lange. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski general manager Sam Hinkie and Brett Brown are eyeing former Pistons head coach John Kuester to be the top assistant on the Sixers coaching staff. As training camp opens on September 28th, the Sixers have signed to a partial guarantee on a camp deal. Vander Blue is 6 foot 4 inches out of Marquette and has played with the Grizzilies and Rockets in this past Summer League.