The Phillies bats look to pick up where the left off on Monday night when they put up 10 runs for the first time in 69 games (!) by defeating the Reds 12-5 at Citizens Bank Park (per Elias). Yes, Phillies fans, it *had* been a while.
They got a lot of that production from their 3-4-5 hitters with Utley (2), Howard (2), and Mayberry (3) putting up the most RBIs out of those spots in the lineup all season.
Cliff Lee (2-7, 3.83) has struggled mightily at home this season and is still looking for his first win at CBP since September of 2011.
What's been his issue? The long ball is certainly one of them.
Lee has surrendered 11 homers over his last 5 starts (36.2 IP) after allowing 11 HR in his first 16 starts of the season (111.1 IP) ... His 11 HR allowed are the most in the majors since July 24 ... Overall, Lee’s 22 HR allowed are his most since 2006 (29 HR) and 4th-most in the NL
He'll face, uh... Home Bailey (10-8, 4.16) for the Reds tonight.
Here's you're lineup: Rollins, Pierre, Utley, Howard, Mayberry, Brown, Frandsen, Kratz, and Lee.
7:05 start. Get your Pence bobble while he's gone.
CLEVELAND — Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber's rehab finished just in time for the World Series.
Schwarber will bat fifth and be the designated hitter for the National League champions in Game 1 on Tuesday night against Cleveland's Corey Kluber. Schwarber hasn't played in the majors since tearing ligaments in his left knee on April 7 in a collision with teammate Dexter Fowler.
Dallas Cowboys orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Cooper operated 12 days later to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments. He was expected to miss the rest of the season but was cleared to return on Oct. 17.
Schwarber played a pair of games in the Arizona Fall League, going 1 for 6 with a double and two walks, and flew to Cleveland on Monday.
Nerlens Noel has had surgery on his sore left knee, and the Sixers have not disclosed a timetable for the disgruntled center's return.
Noel has been out since the team's first preseason game. He initially had a left groin strain before experiencing soreness in the knee during rehab, and it was discovered he had an inflamed plica.
The team is calling the surgery a "minor elective arthroscopic procedure." It was performed in New York by Dr. Riley J. Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Noel eventually will travel to Birmingham, Ala. to rehab with associate clinical director Kevin Wilk at Champion Sports Medicine.
The Sixers expect to have a timetable for his return once Noel returns to Philadelphia. According to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Noel is expected to miss three to five weeks.
This has been a rough preseason for Noel, who hasn't hidden his displeasure with his role on the Sixers' jammed frontcourt. The team has until Oct. 31 to extend his rookie contract but, per a report in the Inquirer earlier this month, the two sides have yet to discuss it.