When we first hopped in the car in the Wells Fargo Center parking lot after leaving the Flyers game on cloud nine, we turned on the radio and the Phils had already given up 5 runs. Ugh. As we learned, Roy Oswalt was not sharp, didn't have good velocity, and gave up 5 earned in only 3 innings of work en route to the Phils second straight loss to the Diamondbacks.
So what's up with Oswalt? Is his back hurting? Turns out, Little Roy left the park last night before reporters could question him, but Charlie Manuel set things straight in a clear and succinct manner.
“He’s all right,” Manuel said. “He wasn’t right so there was no sense leaving him out there. His stuff is usually much better than that.”
Roy is all right, but he wasn't right last night. Got it.
Charlie later added that he is a little concerned about Roy's loss of velocity, so this is a situation worth keeping a close eye on.
As for the bats, they weren't nearly as listless as they've been recently. They created plenty of chances last night but still failed to get plenty of guys home. A big crooked number one of these days certainly would be nice.
>>Phil's lose; Oswalt's poor outing raises questions [CSN]
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 pound) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing agains 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 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.