Back at the Bank: Phils Face a Different Tim Lincecum

Back at the Bank: Phils Face a Different Tim Lincecum

Well, the Phillies loss on Wednesday night, despite how it may have felt, did not actually mark the end of the Phillies season. They're still 13.5 out in the East and 10 back of a Wild Card berth. The fight goes on and it goes on tonight at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phils welcome in the San Francisco Giants (51-41) back to the scene of their 2010 NLCS-clinching victory. Little Timmy Lincecum (3-10, 5.93) will take the hill for San Fran tonight but he has not been the Cy Young-caliber pitcher of year's past.
While he's coming off one of his better starts this season, Lincecum has not been able to put it together in 2012, particularly on the road. According to CSN's "what you need to know:" Lincecum has a 9.00 ERA in 10 road starts this season, allowing 47 earned runs in 47 innings.

So the Phillies have that going for them.

The Fightins, however, are a lowly 17-27 (.386) at Citizens Bank Park this season, but if they want to make a legit effort to turn 2012 around, they're going to have to flip that trend on its head. That's not up for debate. Gotta get better at home.

Charlie, however, is a little worried about that dang nabbit ugly grass in center field thanks to Roger Waters.

It's Vance Worley's turn to try and put in a solid effort from the rotation, which has been real impressive of late. From the notes: Phillies starters have allowed three earned runs or less in each of their last seven games for an ERA of 2.45 (13 ER, 47.2 IP).

Tonight's Lineup is the Best Lineup: 1) Jimmy Rollins 2) Shane Victorino 3) Chase Utley 4) Ryan Howard 5) Carlos Ruiz 6) Hunter Pence 7) Juan Pierre 8) Placido Polanco 9) Vance Worley

7:05 start from CBP. Could be a little soggy.

Report: Kings called Flyers about bad goalie Steve Mason

Report: Kings called Flyers about bad goalie Steve Mason

Dealing with injuries in their crease, the Los Angeles Kings called the Flyers to check in on the availability of bad goalie Steve Mason, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Kings starter and otherwise really good goalie Jonathan Quick is out up to three months with a groin injury, while backup Jeff Zatkoff is currently on injured reserve with a groin injury too.

Before eventually brining in former Predators and Coyotes goaltender Anders Lindbach, Los Angeles called around the league to see if any teams might be able to help them find a replacement for Quick. Mason was one of the potential candidates, Friedman said, but Mason's $4.1 million cap hit couldn't fit into their cap situation. Plus, the Flyers don't have any cap flexibility, either.

Mason is 4-2 with a 2.77 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in six games this season.

Sixers fan ejected for flipping Russell Westbrook the double bird

Sixers fan ejected for flipping Russell Westbrook the double bird

Get this guy season tickets! (Just kidding, we don't endorse this kind of behavior and almost don't find it funny at all)

A man who if you were kind of drunk could almost look like Larry Bird's second cousin was ejected from the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night for showing a bit of negative emotion directed at Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook.

Kids, if you're reading at home, stop....

earmuffs ** He flipped him the double bird ** earmuffs

The fan was later removed from his seat and probably told to act like a decent human.