The Philadelphia Phillies are off today before kicking off a three game set with the Cardinals in St. Louis on Tuesday. While the Phils are coming off a series loss in Seattle to the Mariners, they're currently working with an almost entirely healthy roster.
Unfortunately for the Cards, they lost their MVP over the weekend for 4-6 weeks. From the AP, "The team announced the results of an MRI and CT scan Monday, a day after
Pujols was injured during a home game against Kansas City. The team
said Pujols has a non-displaced fracture of his left radius and his arm
is in a splint."
Losing Pujols for much of the summer will be a real challenge for a Cardinals squad that is neck and neck with the Milwaukee Brewers for the NL Central lead. Tony La Russa will have to work some magic in trying to replace Pujols, despite the slugger not having one of his patented MVP-caliber seasons.
As for the Phillies, their pitchers certainly won't miss facing Albert this week.
>>Pujols out 4-6 weeks with arm fracture [AP]
Three games into his NFL career, Carson Wentz might need a bigger trophy case.
The 23-year-old, who picked up his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance against Pittsburgh, has been named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month for September.
Yes, Wentz's first NFL month was a special one.
The No. 2 pick from North Dakota State has completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 769 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He's the first rookie in NFL history to put up those numbers in the first three games of a career. And his 102 straight passing attempts without an interception is also a rookie record.
It's hard to believe that a little over a week before the season began, Wentz was scheduled to be the Eagles' third-string quarterback and have a redshirt year. That all changed when de facto GM Howie Roseman traded away starter Sam Bradford and the team decided to start the rookie.
While many thought the decision to start Wentz was the beginning of a long rebuilding year, the rookie has the Eagles off to a fast 3-0 start. Wentz has played very well, but has also been aided by a stout defense, led by NFC Defensive Player of the Month Fletcher Cox.
This week, Wentz is spending some time hunting while the Eagles are on their bye week. He bagged another trophy on Thursday.
The team will be back in action on Oct. 9 in Detroit to face the Lions.
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Joel Embiid really trusts the process.
And he'll tell you as much over and over.
In fact, JoJo said it so much yesterdady that he was cracking himself up about just how much he trusts the process.
By most accounts, Joel was a bit rusty in the first couple of practices to kick off training camp, but, you know, you've just got to trust the process.
And he does. Trust the process.