Carlos Ruiz Takes a Hit From Jon Jay

Carlos Ruiz Takes a Hit From Jon Jay

There was a heated discussion on the Phillies postgame show on WPHT about the play at the plate in which Jon Jay ran hard into Carlos Ruiz and elbowed him in the head along the way.

As we sat in traffic exiting the game, Jim Jackson and Sarge Matthews were disagreeing adamantly about the play. Sarge immediately wrote it off as being part of the game, noting Jay was simply playing the way you should to win. Jackson wasn't as sure, saying that it's impossible to know Jay's intent, and that a similar play in another sport like the NHL could cost a guy a 10-game suspension.

It made for some awkward yet intriguing radio. As we drove home, however, we didn't really know which guy to side with, as there are no replays of bang-bang plays shown on the jumbotron at Citizens Bank Park.

On a couple of occasions, Sarge pulled out the "if you've ever played the game card..." which I thought was a bit unfair in terms of judging intent. Then again, judging intent is an often fruitless endeavor.

After finally seeing the play the next day, Jay's bowling over of Chooch seemed relatively normal to me for playoff atmosphere. But the arm and elbow swing seemed a little bit to "swingy" to me.

Chooch, of course, held on to the ball and Jay was called out. The Phillies held the lead for the time being in the 4th and CBP went nuts.

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Photos by US Presswire.

Another award: Carson Wentz named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month

Another award: Carson Wentz named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month

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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Watch: Joel Embiid can't get over how much he trusts the process

Watch: Joel Embiid can't get over how much he trusts the process

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.