Freebie: Wil Nieves
While Ruben Amaro Jr. may not believe it, the children are our future.
So we'll give a pass to the youngsters who drew these pictures of the Phillies that were used on the jumbotron at the first Sunday game at Citizens Bank Park of the season.
They are rather fascinating, however. The description from the Phillies' Facebook:
Kids draw the darndest things. Here’s your starting lineup from today, as sketched by Phillies Phundamentals children and shown on PhanaVision at our Turkey Hill Kid’s Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park. Enjoy – and let’s go Phils!
But you can you match up any of the drawings with the actual player they are supposed to represent? I got Ryan Howard. And I swore I would get Jake Diekman. Alas, I was incorrect on every other one.
High score wins a gold star. No cheating.
1. Chase Utley
2. Cody Asche
3. Dom Brown
4. Jimmy Rollins
5. Kyle Kendrick
6. Marlon Byrd
7. Ryan Howard
8. Tony Gwynn Jr.
NEW YORK -- Chase Edmonds ran for 152 yards, added 49 yards receiving, and scored four total touchdowns to help lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Saturday.
Kevin Anderson threw for 231 yards and one TD and Austin Longi added 92 yards receiving for the Rams (2-1).
Edmonds scored three times in the first half and Fordham opened up a 24-10 lead at halftime.
Penn responded late in the third on an Alek Torgersen 2-yard plunge which cut the score to 24-17. The Quakers (0-2) had an opportunity to tie it late but were turned away on downs at the Fordham 27-yard line.
Edmonds added his fourth score on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.
Torgersen had 125 yards passing for Penn.
Fordham has won three straight in the series and is now 25-2 at home since 2012, third best in FCS during that time frame.
Jorge Alfaro is behind the plate for the Phillies tonight and bats eighth. Alfaro has appeared in just four games since being called up earlier this month, and has just one hit in 10 at-bats.
Tommy Joseph is back in the lineup and batting fifth. Pete Mackanin has said that Ryan Howard would get a lot of playing time during the last few games, but it is Joseph who gets the start tonight. Joseph is batting just .154 against the Mets this season.
Odubel Herrera, who has been hitting well in September, will remain in the three spot. He has two homers and is batting .391 over the past week. Herrera has two hits in six at-bats against Mets' starter Sean Gilmartin.
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, RF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Tommy Joseph, 1B
6. Darin Ruf, LF
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Alec Asher, P