Jayson Werth entered Tuesday night's series opener between the Phillies and Nationals with his legs straddling the Mendoza Line and his team just shy of .500 on the young season. He left it having ascended to a .237 mark and doubled his home run and RBI totals with a pair of hits, including a solo homer in the fifth inning. Boos were audible at such occasions as Werth successfully fielding fly balls; with Nationals Park so woefully empty you could hear fans' Words With Friends notifications, there weren't enough Nats fans to drown them out. Werth had the last laugh on the boo birds though, as (A) they helped pay his salary tonight, and (B) the Nats beat the Phillies.
Werth's postgame comments on the boos and facing Charlie Manuel (pretty funny) and his former team below.
It was kind of a snoozer of a game to watch despite Ryan Howard also going yard, Jimmy Rollins being tagged out by a glove that didn't actually contain a ball, and the Phils managing 10 hits and threatening a few times. Joe Blanton had another rough outing, indicating afterward that he was having trouble executing from the stretch. The Nats tuned him up for 5 ER and 7 hits over 6 IP, taking advantage of his struggles with men on base. Get to work, Dubee.
Roy Halladay on the hill tomorrow...
NEWARK, Del. -- Freshman Ryan Daly scored 27 points and Delaware avenged its worst loss of the season, upsetting Northeastern 69-62 on Thursday night for the Blue Hens' first Colonial Athletic Association win of the season.
Cazmon Hayes added 13 points and Eric Carter 11 for Delaware (8-12, 1-6), which snapped a six-game losing streak that had included a 36-point loss, 90-54, to the Huskies on Jan. 5.
T.J. Williams scored 28 points, the only Huskies player to reach double figures. Northeastern (12-7, 5-2) lost its second straight after an eight-game winning streak.
Three-pointers by Devonne Pinkard and Daly gave Delaware the lead for good at 46-41 with 11 minutes left. A 14-2 run with eight points each from Carter and Daly made it a 12-point lead with two minutes to go.
Delaware made 17 of 22 free throws to 7 of 14 for Northeastern.
ELON, N.C. -- Tyler Seibring scored a career-high 25 points with seven rebounds and six assists, Steven Santa Ana added 22 points and Elon beat Drexel 93-73 on Thursday night.
Seibring scored 20-plus for the third time this season, hitting 4 of 6 from distance, and Elon led from start to finish. It was Santa Ana's sixth career 20-plus game in just his sophomore season.
The Phoenix hit double-digit 3-pointers (10) for the 10th time this season.
Dainan Swoope scored 16 points, Brian Dawkins 13 and Dmitri Thompson 12 for Elon (11-9, 3-4 Colonial Athletic Association), which hit 25 of 28 free-throw attempts -- including 17 of 18 in the second half.
Elon scored the first nine points of the game and had a 10-point lead at halftime.
Kurk Lee and John Moran each scored 15 points for Drexel (7-12, 1-5). Miles Overton added 13 points and Sammy Mojica 10.