Game Chat: Lee Can't Win in States, Tries in Canada

Game Chat: Lee Can't Win in States, Tries in Canada

Cliff Lee's inability to earn a win through 10 starts this season is actually quite impressive. We've seen all kinds of mediocre pitchers over the past week -- Jake Arrieta, Tommy Hunter, Nick Blackburn, P.J. Walters -- but all of them had wins. Heck, Joe Blanton and Kyle Kendrick have wins, too. What Cliff is doing, it's special.

Obviously, it's not all the pitcher's fault. He's held the opponent to two or fewer runs in half of his outings, but the Phils' offense let him down each time. That said, Lee (0-3, 3.18) hasn't always been stellar, either -- he's also allowed four or five in three of his starts.

Lee hasn't been bad, but not always All-Star caliber like we've come to expect. Here's the good news though: he started off on the slow side in 2011, too, entering last June with a 4-5 record and a 3.94 ERA. He finished 17-8 with a 2.40. And while Cliff's fortune's turned around right as the calendar month turned over, he hadn't missed three starts with an injury, either.

Cliff will get it going soon, maybe even today. His last trip to Toronto wasn't a big success though. On July 3, the Blue Jays touched Lee for 10 hits, seven runs, and six earned -- including three long balls -- in the loss. With Rickey Romero (7-1, 4.15) on as the opposing pitcher today, Lee needs to be better than that if he wants to pick up his elusive first victory.

Eagles sign former third-round guard Dallas Thomas

Eagles sign former third-round guard Dallas Thomas

The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract. 

Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.  

In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015. 

Thomas (6-5, 315 pounds) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing against the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016. 

In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries. 

Mike Trout wins Eagles-Cowboys bet forcing friend to look ridiculous

Mike Trout wins Eagles-Cowboys bet forcing friend to look ridiculous

Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.

Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.

Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.

"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.

Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.

It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.

[via Cut4]