Well That Was Fun: Reds Scrape Together Run, Beat Phillies in Ten Minutes

Well That Was Fun: Reds Scrape Together Run, Beat Phillies in Ten Minutes

Don't know how much drama we expected from a 19-hour-delayed bottom of the
ninth inning, but this coda to last night's scoreless, postponed
Phillies-Reds game didn't provide it. Philippe Aumont took the hill
against the heart of the Reds' order, surrendered a base hit and a walk,
a runner reached on error to load the bases, and then Jay Bruce knocked
him home with a single to right. Two hits, one walk, one error, zero
outs, one run. The game re-started at 5:32, and by 5:42 it was over:
Reds 1, Phillies 0.

The only thing of interest from this
fraction of a fraction of a baseball game was that error sandwiched in
the middle there--courtesy of center-fielder Ben Revere. The play he
failed to make was not even close to the degree of difficulty of the
couple of highlight-worthy catches he made two nights ago--particularly
the insane leaping one
he made to rob Todd Frazier of extra bases--but rather, a routine-ish
(for an outfielder like Revere, anyway) running catch that just bounced
off his glove after he misjudged it. Blame the sun, blame the early
start time, blame the boringness of the game the night before, but
Revere probably shoulda had that one, and it's kind of a bitterly ironic
way to lose this one. Whatever.

6-8 for the Phils now. Stew
about it for an hour, then report back to the GAP for a 7:10 first pitch
tonight. Hooray John Lannan!

Eagles sign former third-round guard Dallas Thomas

Eagles sign former third-round guard Dallas Thomas

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 wins Eagles-Cowboys bet forcing friend to look ridiculous

Mike Trout wins Eagles-Cowboys bet forcing friend to look ridiculous

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.

[via Cut4]