Prior to the Phillies beating the Nationals two days in a row this week, their skipper got quite a bit of enjoyment out of the Phillies trading away their two best outfielders in Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence on Tuesday. Nats Manager Davey Johnson even admitted as much on their pregame radio show on Tuesday, via DC Sports Bog:
“I have no sympathy for ‘em,” Johnson said. “Shoot, I’m still missing
three key players — I’m missing Willy Ramos, Ian Desmond and Jayson
Werth. They’re not in my lineup. So they’ve fallen on some hard times
over there, and they had a little fire sale today, which was fun for me
Washington Post writer Dan Steinberg adds his own thoughts immediately following Johnson's quote. "Fun!," Steinz exclaims. And I agree.
Just more fuel to the budding rivalry. Sure, the Nats are in first place, but they still have no hardware down in DC.
Here's to enjoying watching the Nationals choke in 2012.
And getting swept this evening by the fire-sale Phillies.
>>Davey Johnson says Phillies fire sale was fun to watch [WAPO]
EASTON, Pa. -- Tanoh Kpassagnon returned a fumble 25 yards on the first offensive play of the game and Jeff Steeb returned an interception 45 yards to close the scoring and Villanova defeated Lafayette 31-14 on Saturday night.
Aaron Forbes, who ran for 111 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter to put the Wildcats (3-1) up 24-14 after the Leopards (1-3) had rallied after falling behind 17-0.
Javon White's 1-yard plunge made it 17-0 for Villanova but Lafayette's Drew Reed hit Yasir Thomas for a 14-yard score just before halftime. Reed connected with Tim Vangelas on a 19-yard score early in the third quarter.
Lafayette finished with four turnovers with Rob Rolle picking off two passes, including one he returned 100 yards for a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty.
Villanova had 378 yards of offense, 238 on the ground while Lafayette had 342, 272 through the air.
TORONTO -- Justin Morrow scored in the 70th minute and Toronto FC salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw with the Union on Saturday night.
Morrow made a run from his left back position, and midfielder Jonathan Osorio laid the ball off to Morrow for a tight-angle shot. Toronto (13-8-9) had its second straight home tie,
Alejandro Bedoya scored for Philadelphia (11-11-9) in the 25th minute. Bedoya took a pass from Fabian Herbers with his back to the Toronto goal, quickly spun past the Toronto back line and chipped a shot that looped over goalkeeper Clint Irwin.