The huge news of the day surrounding the Phillies is the triumphant return of Michael Martinez to the roster. Mini Mart will replace Humberto Quintero who was DFAd. Dom Brown is also out of the lineup this evening after getting banged up on that failed attempt at a diving catch last night. He had some concussion-like symptoms last night but is feeling better today. He'll be held out until at least Friday in Detroit.
Delmon Young is your cleanup hitter tonight with the potent protection of turkey bacon.
Tonight's 8:15 start time: Jake Westbrook (6‐4, 2.88) vs. John Lannan (2‐3, 3.76)
Sell, Sell, Sell!
One other note I found interesting today: Jim Salisbury spoke on CSN this evening and said he believes Ruben Amaro Jr. is "definitely leaning towards selling" prior to the trade deadline next week. Sounds like Michael Young's days in Philadelphia are numbered. Sully says he believes Jonathan Papelbon and Carlos Ruiz could be there for the getting as well, but thinks Chase Utley will likely remain in Philly in the hopes of working out an extension of some sort. Good news for you Utley fan boys and girls out there. Not so much for the Michael Young maniacs.
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.