Game Chat: Phils Attempt to Solve Homer Bailey

Game Chat: Phils Attempt to Solve Homer Bailey

Saturday was ugly down at Citizens Bank Park.

Even the typically quiet-tweeting Jim Salisbury felt the need to point out what a savage pummeling the Phillies were receiving.

But today is Sunday and a win in the rubber match eases the pain of yesterday.

The Phils will have their hands full with Homer Bailey (2-3, 3.51) who perplexed their bats back in April. The Fightins managed just two hits off of Bailey and struck out 10 times over eight innings but still managed to eek out a 1-0 victory. He's been solid for most of the season but that was by far his best outing of the year and tied his career-high in strikeouts. The Phillies are good for stuff like that these days it seems.

The home squad will counter with Jonathan Pettibone (3-0, 3.41) who has pitched surprisingly well thus far for the big league club.

1:35 start time from the Bank. Could be a bit dreary. Not exactly hitting weather today. Hopefully we get to see Jonathan Broxton at some point.

Here's Charlie's left-heavy lineup. Remember Ben Revere? He's playing today.

Jimmy Fallon gives out superlatives to Eagles and Cowboys players

Jimmy Fallon gives out superlatives to Eagles and Cowboys players

Jimmy Fallon, the host of the Tonight Show, handed out his superlatives to Eagles and Cowboys players. 

Linebacker Jordan Hicks was named “the most likely to be one of the Rugrats all grown up,” and safety Rodney McLeod was named “most likely to have been told he’d get a lollipop after the photo was taken.”

Unfortunately, there was not a superlative given to Tony Romo for being named mostly likely to be crying on the ground after getting sacked. 

The Eagles and Cowboys will face off on Sunday Night Football, when we will see the first battle between rookie quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott.

Check out the video for yourself right here.

Phillies fans woke up Rays' players during 2008 World Series

Phillies fans woke up Rays' players during 2008 World Series

The lore of Philly sports fans continue to grow. 

And this time, nothing was thrown.

Current Cubs and former Rays manager Joe Maddon said that during the 2008 World Series, Phillies fans found the hotel his team was staying at, and honked car horns throughout the night, keeping the team up.

"The Philly fans, they knew we were there somehow," Maddon told reporters Wednesday. "Five o’clock in the morning they’re driving around the hotel blowing the horn, trying to wake everybody up at 5:00 in the morning, 6:00 in the morning…."

Maddon says the team had already checked out of their original hotel before Game 5, but because the game was suspended, the Rays had to book another hotel in the area.

Through some impressive detective work, fans found the team's hotel and did their best to wake up the Rays throughout the early morning.

Did it work?

It must have, because the Rays allowed a leadoff double to Geoff Jenkins (remember that guy?) to resume the game.

You have to be pretty exhausted to allow a hit to that guy.